Posts Tagged ‘Skiing’

Panorama – November

November Stories

17th November 2006

It’s all happening! *SCARY*

I woke up, thaought I heard the alarm go off. I quickly got dressed, since I knew there wasn’t too much time to waste before we had to go to the trainstation.

I went to the kitchen and I was expecting my parents to be there. But no one was there…

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Working Holiday Visa – Panorama

Pre-Arrival Stories

9th September 2006 – Off I Go…

Colleges, soldiers, family, friends and others…

The 21st of Dec 2005, I received an email with the text “To Canada! – Your application for a one year travel & work visa have been approved!” Read the rest of this entry »

MAST – Ski Touring II

2002-01-21 Monday

The plan was to skin up Orca Bowl in the Lizard Range, but due to extreme avalanche hazard we was forced to surrender to Nature’s powers. Instead we drove up to the end of Island Lake Lodge’s road and aimed to skin up Ridge 2001 and ski down the ridge. After hours and hours of breaking trail and many falls in tree-wells, slick windblown areas, ice sections and other nasties we turned around to ski down. The snow pack was inversed, that means that the top layer is lays on top of a light fluffy layer. This in turn means that your skis will sink through the top layer and will slide in the fluffy, and becomes REALLY hard to turn. We (at least some more than me) had a very bad day and nobody was happy and cheerful when we returned to campus. Bad touring and bad skiing – Yuck!   Read the rest of this entry »

MAST – Ski Touring I

Fernie Alpine Resort 2001-12-13, Stellar Peak 2001-12-18

We explore the backcountry of the Lizard Range and other local day trips. We experienced a progression of skills in mountain navigation, avalanche hazard awareness, terrain evaluation and general guiding skills. Our ski ability are set to the test and I felt a VERY strong learning curve from being used to the Swedish “standard” i.e. ice skiing to the fluffy stuff Fernie got so much of called POWDER! Powder skiing and ice skiing are SO different and people have been telling me that “unlearn everything you learnt from groomers and ice and you’re halfway there!!”.   Some of our instructors have been giving me some tips of how to be able to stand up in this fluffy stuff. Some tips have actually made things worse but Rick Schroeder and especially Dave Richards have help me A LOT and I am starting to get the hang of it.

In the Gallery you will find pictures from my group and perhaps later on I will get copies from the other groups and I can throw the in here as well.

MAST – Advanced Recreational Avalanche Course

Avalanche safety training is essential for recognition and avoidance of avalanche dangers that are inherent in winter mountain recreation.  The CAA promotes and encourages avalanche safety training for winter recreation enthusiasts through the Recreational Avalanche Course (RAC) program. Read the rest of this entry »

Australia – December 2000

2001-01-07

As you all know now X-mas and New Year is all over and we are well into the New Year.

December was very interesting month with an intensive course making up the major part of the month before I left Oz for Sweden the 18th of Dec.

The intensive was called ZL3211 Australian Tropical Herpetology. Herpetology is the study of reptiles and amphibians. Read the rest of this entry »