Backcountry & a Splitboard DIY...
Sho's 1st Person Account:
前日には積雪があり、当日は風もなく快晴で最高のコンディション！ スノーシューを履いてのハイクは初めての経験でした！ スノーボードを装着したリュックは重かった。
下りのバックカントリーは最高だった！ 膝くらいの高さのヴァージンパウダー！ まるで波乗りをしてるかのようだった！
ジェレミー、アルマ、ベン、ありがとう！ 貴重な経験ができました！ 次は頂上を目指して、再挑戦しましょう！
"I had never gone snow mountain climbing and back-country. I had been really looking forward to it！ But,there was a news about distress.I was told to "come back alive!"
The day was the best condition, a lot of snow, no wind, clear and sunny! It was the first experience that I put on a snowshoe. It was heavy to shoulder the backpack and snowboard.
It was initially easy to hike up. However, I fatigued as we hiked up more..... But the scenery was so beautiful. It has refreshed me completely! We weren't able to climb to the top in this time.
Climbing down was really awesome!! Virgin powder. The snow reached the height of my knees! It's just like a surfing!
We slid down between the trees,taking in the beautiful scenery and Virgin powder snow. My tiredness flew out the window!
Thank you,Jeremy,Alma and Ben. I had a amazing experience! Let's try this again!!"
Watch the video we made below! Click on the `V` to enlarge the media player.
My friend "Bobteru" is the man who is doing the fine work on creating the splitboard. I did the logistics of going through yahooauctions.jp to find the necessary gear while Bobteru helped make sure I wasn't getting ripped off! This was his second time now, both this season, to make a splitboard. I lucked out that he has a big appetite and I could pay him to help me by making a few huge Chicago style deep dish pizzas!
The mountains in this video are Mt. Yotei and Mt. Komogatake of Hokkaido, Japan. The footage of Komogatake contains a mid-February ascent as well as a late Winter early Spring ascent. The footage of Mt. Yotei was taken on an early March ascent to the 1,200m tree line. We did not climb to the peak of Yotei on this climb due to making sure our group of 3 stayed together and deciding to head to a secret jump! We'll be back though!!!
The Chicago Deep Dish as payment!