Impressions - Spring in AK

Apr 11, 2016

Spring in Alaska has been a little bit more stomy than usual, but that hasn't stopped Amplid splitboard ambassador Ben Reynolds and his riding buddies Uriah and Orin Rolando making the most of the great snow conditions and hunting-out some scary looking lines. Below are some photos from their recent hikes.


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The fastest way to where the action begins is by sled, Ben's wife Melly obliges


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The terrain that AK is famous for: Huge towering catherdrals of snow with epic snowpack


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Ben catching the last minutes of sunshine on his Milligram.


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Heavy lines with steep gradients and plenty of exposure are what splitboarders flock to AK for.


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This is Uriah Rolando scaling the 5472ft West Twin Peak in the Chugach range, a day with more than 10,000 vertical ft of splitting


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The climb's a lung-burner but the 800m (2500ft) couloir with its 40-55 degree (sustained) descent is worth it!


 


 


 

 
 

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