Mon, 30 January 2023
In Episode 107 of Totally Deep Podcast, Doug Stenclik and Randy Young of www.cripplecreekbc.com bring you the lowdown on the world of uphill and backcountry skiing and boarding. Gear, technique, fashion, jargon, guests, and assorted spray from folks who know how to earn it in the backcountry. The world's best backcountry skiing podcast.
Episode 107 features Blase Reardon, the Director of the Flathead Avalanche Center in Northwest Montana. Reardon has deep experience in the avalanche forecasting realm, having worked at the Sawtooth Avalanche Center and the Colorado Avalanche Information Center. Dialing up the TDP time machine, Reardon first appeared on the podcast in 2015, where they discussed such things as the STFU skintrack. You can find that episode here.
A highlight of episode 107 isn't a breakdown of the snow science but a real-deal unpacking of our complex decision-making processes in the backcountry. The season, not unlike many others, has been rife with unstable snowpacks in some regions and the uneasy quest to find safe, stable, and carefree skiing. With this in mind, Doug and Blase discuss their time together in Carbondale as Doug's local crew tries to stack the deck in their favor knowing that it is still house rules in avalanche terrain.
On Episode 107 of the Totally Deep Podcast:
1. The Snowy Torrents.
2. Open season - skiing anything in good snow.
3. A relative bump in the number of backcountry skiers.
4. Othering in the backcountry.
5. Young and brash.
6. The Wrecking Crew.
7. Blase asks the question: when did Doug get religion?
8. Classic biases in the backcountry.
Thanks for listening and joining us for the 2022-2023 season.
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