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March 2014

Part 2 - Heli-Boarding - Day 1 of 3

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Having justified last year's day of heli-boarding at Whistler as a once in a lifetime treat; I end up booking a 3-day version riding in the Monashees & Cariboos based at Mike Wiegele's in Blue River - this could become a very expensive habit!

Morning meeting point and an idea of the snowfall even in the valley...

 


Transceiver drill done; Kev & Stowe waiting for the first ride...


 


Myself, Kev & Stowe...


 


Our heli for the next 3 days...


 

The guides and Beat the pilot...

 



Heli leaving after dropping us off...





and away...


 

Each time we landed a feisty Blue Grouse would come over and remind the guides who the mountain really belonged to...

 


Closer view...


 

Grins in place after a morning in the trees...


 

Coming in to collect us for another run...


 


Waiting a distance away with the runners fully sunk and the rotors that much lower...





Free beer also meant falling asleep at 7:30 and missing dinner - well it did for me anyway, still tired from the journey I expect ;-) 



 



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