Thursday, 10 February 2011

Snowy Tuesday

After a few days of above zero degrees and wet snow, a snowfall hit during the early morning on Tuesday. I tried to figure out something to do, but it would have been shitty to cross-country ski, so I took my snowshoes out of their bag. Then, I went to nearby woods for a quick and fun session, which included some "climbing with snowshoes" and few "locked heels" drops into fresh and untouched snow. Well, for the "climbing" part I had to choose another route, cause the first one was too icy. Finally, the one I climbed had some old and well packed snow, which "bent" into nice juggy hand holds after a bit of fisting.

The first line, which was bit too icy...

And by the way, I just realized that my blog is going to have its first anniversary on 13th February. Quite a bunch of things has happened during the first year and luckily the statistics show that some people have found/read this blog (a few times in a day, on average)

Saturday, 5 February 2011

First bits and pieces of telemark skiing

For now, I got a chance to practice telemark skiing for the first time. I've never really been so much into downhill skiing, but being an enthusiastic cross-country skier, I decided to give it a go. Well, it's not that easy and won't go so smoothly, but I'll most probably go and practice more during this winter.

During our journey back from the ski resort, we realized that we didn't take any photos, but hopefully we'll remember next time. So there would be some stuff to watch on my blog, not only this "Finnish rally driver English" to read.