Maybe I should have oriented the whippet so the pick was at the bottom
and not near my face. Then again…maybe not. 😉
I know this has happened to you at least once. After a number of ski days in a row last week without warming up or drying out my gear, I arrived at the trailhead and went to lengthen my whippet for some flat-tracking and to my surprise, it was frozen solid and wouldn’t budge. I yanked and yarded on the lower section, I even put the basket under my skis to really get some leverage on it, but it didn’t move at all. I started to think I might break something if I muscled it anymore, so instead, I zipped it up under my jackets in hopes that the warmth of my body might defrost things. Well, low and behold after only about 5-10 minutes it did the trick and I was able to adjust it again and get my stride on. Word!
Great idea Steve! But, even better is the photo of its thawing! HA!
oh boy…i think i know what you are talking about. 😕
funny picture. kind of an optical allusion it looks like a randomeo kabob on a whippit!
Thanks for the link back to BD: found the National Geographic May issue PDF (at the bottom) about climbing in Yosemite Valley. You have to visit NG site for more outstanding photos from Jimmy Chin.
Photo definitely looks like a javelin-style whippet impaling.
Oh and nice combination of headwear. I’ve never pulled off a double Buff visor combination myself but a boy can dream…
madisonian…try it, i think you will like it.
Agh.. The dreaded pole freeze. Dealt with it for years with the 3 sections. Hated it enough to switch to carbon poles this season and Sofar no problems, even nodded my whippet with 3 pc carbon lowers. I used to put the frozen sections on my engine block at the top of the pass while I was getting my boots on. You’ ll laugh at this and get laughed at for it, but if rub your hand back and forth for about a minute rapidly where the shaft is frozen, it’ll usually break free. Helps to use a twisting motion when you go to pull the sections apart. Once you get them apart it helps to scrape all the moisture off water or ice so the sections don’t refreeze when you pack the sections down.
dude thats hardcore! a little irish love usually works for me.
that’s what *she* said!
irish love? i can only guess what that means.