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March 2015

Part 6 - Flute Bowl & Electric Six

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With Dave & Neil using this weekend day as a rest day to avoid the crowds, Andy & I headed back to Flute and ended up trying some different lines.

Top of the hike...

 
Flute top

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Posing and taking a breather from the walk up...


Me
 
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Andy's board & Black Tusk...


 
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Summit time...

Flute sign
 
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Me and some arse who was playing crappy Euro-pop music from a speaker - you don't hike away from the main slopes to listen to that shit, thankfully he slid off in his Barbie-world...

me at Flute peak

 

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Sequence of Andy coming down the North Flute Bowl...


Andy 1

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2...

Andy 2

 
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3...

Andy 3
 

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4...

Andy 4
 
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We then headed off to just below the avalanche debris...

Andy 6
 
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The iconic Black Tusk up close...

Black Tusk
 
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So photogenic, I've take so many photos of it over the years - when you can see it that is...

Black Tusk 2

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My board, summit & Black Tusk...

Board

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Summer hiking sign on the boundary...

Garibaldi trails
 
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Andy taking the cornice into Flute North Bowl...

Andy jump
 
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incoming...

Andy
 
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Andy again
 
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Ice encrusted trees on the walk up...


Tree 1
 
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Tree 2

 
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No crowds here - we could see our lines through the debris that we'd taken 2 runs ago...


Tracks 1
 
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Some of the nicest snow of the trip...


Tracks 2
 
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Hiking up to Lesser Flute Bowl...

Hike 2
 
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Looking back to the North Flute Cornice line. We watched a guy being photographed by his girlfriend taking a very ballsy drop midway along it, only for her to yell to him to do it again as she'd unfortunately missed the shot...


Cornice
 
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Electric Six at the GLC


GLC


Having missed them last time they played, we bought tickets in advance to catch their show this time round...

Poster

 
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The Kokanee promotion team...


Kokanee girls & Yeti
 
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Andy posing so he could have his free beer...

Andy & Kokanee girls


 


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Support act The Mandevilles...

Mandevilles
 
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Electric Six...

A great, energetic show in a tiny venue...

Electric Six 1
 
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Electric six 2
 
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 Electric Six 3
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Next - Part 7 - Couloir Extreme & Bird Feeding

 

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