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Begbie as fast as I could

All day yesterday I kept thinking, that if the skin track was in, I should attempt a speed ski of Mt-Begbie; not a speed ski as in skiing with a little kite, but a fast as I can up and down speed ski. I have no idea what my previous record was but I felt that I could set a new one that would be pretty fast.

So with ski crampons on for some of the woods and my fast set up; Dynafit TLT5's(next years boot), seven summit ski and titanium dynafit bindings, I began running uphill.  All went really well,  our skin track was windslabbed over in the alpine but the boot pack was still in up the ridge. In 2.5 hours I was on the summit and ready to ski down. Wicked turns down the NE face, through the cliff band and out. back to the truck. 2 hours 55 minutes round trip.  7100 feet. It felt great, I could probable take off 10 minutes but pretty happy to have broken 3 hrs.

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Reader Comments (6)

That is a very fast time Greg and it looks like you didn't stop much on the way down, hence the 25min skiing ;)
February 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStano
Nice work! Keep it up!
February 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJeff C
I would love to hear what you think of the tlt 5 boot if you get a chance.
keep on given' er
February 24, 2010 | Unregistered Commentercgd
Amazing time!

Inquiring minds would love to see a post on your training regime, along with any personal data you have and/or are willing to share... VO2 max, max hr, resting hr, rbc counts, etc.
February 24, 2010 | Unregistered Commentertreepilot
How was the choke coming off the NE face? Icy and narrow with skis off, mandatory air, or did you squeak turns through you lucky bastard.....
February 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMike M

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