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Watching Glen do tricks off the lip to World Cup as well as seeing him  encourage and give tips to the other participants on the run (especially the kids) was pretty awesome.

 

But, the most impressive to me was seeing a snowboarder carry speed through all the slush on the return path, up the lift slope onto Gunbarrel lift without unstrapping.  Not sure who you were, but pretty cool.

 

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OK, much more and I will start to look like a stalker, ( if not already ;-), but...

 

If you have a fever, and the only prescription is more cowb, er, Plake, then there are a whole bunch of videos on Vimeo.

 

This one is particularly fun! Pure joy! icon14.gif

 

post #93 of 132

yep, he and Kim were here at Hunter for a few days and he passed his L3. Hunter also shot a little promo while he was there. I heard a fairly reliable rumor that he got it because it's equivalent to a cert he needed to be a guide in France.

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Couple clips of Plake talking about new touring gear...

 

 

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Originally Posted by 2-turn View Post

yep, he and Kim were here at Hunter for a few days and he passed his L3. Hunter also shot a little promo while he was there. I heard a fairly reliable rumor that he got it because it's equivalent to a cert he needed to be a guide in France.

 They're intentions of joining PSIA were to encourage the sport with their enthusiasm and love of sharing . I think they are sincere and look forward to the next visit  .I hope they find what they are looking for, They are real and good people . 

 

Kim got her level 2. at Schweitzer with Glen  Did she  try to advance at Hunter ?   She is way cool and certainly easy on the eyes.  Their enthusiasm is infectuous.

 

post #96 of 132
Met and talked to him (real conversations) on 4 occasions now. Skied w him
once in the park at a dinky small hill. He was there as an ambassador of the sport. My 6 yr old has met him twice and is enamored. My 4 yr old spent time w him and his awesome wife. I have photos. But then so do people all over the world. He will pose and talk to anyone. They did not " give" him a l3. He worked hard for it. I saw him training one week in Kmart and heard he was doing clinics to learn to pass. A humble awesome guy who rocks the ski world for over 30 yrs.
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Originally Posted by jc-ski View Post

OK, much more and I will start to look like a stalker, ( if not already ;-), but...

 

If you have a fever, and the only prescription is more cowb, er, Plake, then there are a whole bunch of videos on Vimeo.

 

This one is particularly fun! Pure joy! icon14.gif

 

 

 

 

There need to be more ski videos like this -- I learn best when watching from behind.

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Originally Posted by I:)Skiing View Post

Met and talked to him (real conversations) on 4 occasions now. Skied w him once ... A humble awesome guy who rocks the ski world for over 30 yrs. 

 

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Originally Posted by MidwestPete View Post

There need to be more ski videos like this -- I learn best when watching from behind.

 

Next best thing to following a better skier down the mountain!  ;-)

 

Not shot from behind, but it's one of my favorite Plake clips. Hope to use it to master the tip roll someday!

 

 

The one he pops about 1:15 in is truly poetry in motion! 

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Originally Posted by 2-turn View Post

yep, he and Kim were here at Hunter for a few days and he passed his L3.

 

Poking around on Facebook found this today...

 

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Looks like a pretty happy camper!  ;-)

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Wow - you can look at all of his pics!

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Here are some more from the other day ;)

 

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post #102 of 132

Those are just too cool!

 

How long does he stay when he is over there?

post #103 of 132

27 August 2012, Sama Gompah, Nepal (3500m / 11,482 ft)  – After a couple of days in Katmandu shuffling papers, stocking up on last minute supplies and doing their best to steer clear of beggars and con men, the Moguls to Manaslu team – Rémy Lécluse, Greg Costa and Glen Plake – launched into rock star mode and caught a heli straight from Katmandu to Sama Gompah.

 

http://daily.epictv.com/blog/2012/08/27/remy-lecluse-greg-costa-glen-plake-ski-manaslu-report-1-sama-gompah

 

It's on that page above, but just so you don't miss it...

 

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Good Stuff, thanks for sharing. 

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I was going to edit, that I don't see any americans listed, but he has to be close to it.

Hope all is well

post #111 of 132

It's not well ... I couldn't get into those links but found some cut n paste of the links, I think. Plake is alive, others are missing

 

 

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14:21 UPDATE: Just got a call from Glen Plake who told me this: “I’m OK, a bit beat up; missing some teeth and a bruised eye but write in big capital letters, GLEN PLAKE IS ALIVE AND HE’S COMING HOME.

It was a major, major accident. There are up to 14 people missing. There were 25 tents at Camp 3 [6800m] and all of them were destroyed, 12 tents at Camp 2 [6300m] were banged up and moved around. Greg and I were in a tent together, Rémy was in another. It was 4:45a and I was in my sleeping bag with my headlamp on reading my devotional when we heard a roar. Greg looked at me and said, “That was a big gust of wind,” then a second later, “No, that was an avalanche.” Then it hit us. I was swept 300 meters over a serac and down the mountain and came to a stop still in my sleeping bag, still inside the tent. We all went to sleep with avalanche transceivers on so I punched my way out of the tent and started searching. Searched for 10 minutes when I realized I was barefoot. Greg was using my down suit for a pillow and I found my suit, I found everything that was in my tent – camera, sleeping bag, ski boots, it was like someone had thrown my gear in the back of a pickup – but there was no sign of Greg. Rémy and his tent are nowhere to be found.

The Dynafit crew were sleeping at a high Camp 2 and were immediately on site to rescue people. Sergio, Stephane, Doji our Sherpa – all strong alpinists – have all come up to search. We’ve done three searches and when the fog rolled in we had to call it off.

It was a massive serac fall, probably 600 to 700 meters across. It’s a war zone up here.”

23 September 2012, Manaslu Camp 3 (6800m) – The worst of phone calls came through a few minutes ago when Kimberly Plake called. “There’s been a massive avalanche at Camp 3. Glen’s OK but he told me, ‘Rémy and Greg are gone.’”

Glen told Kimberly that he thought there were around 16 climbers in Camp 3 (6800m) and that he was in his tent reading his Bible when a massive avalanche ripped through the camp. Glen was rescued from a crevasse by Canadian skier Greg Hill’s team who were helping him down the mountain when he called.

Greg Hill reports on his Facebook page that his team are all OK.

Factual information is sketchy but police officials report that rescuers have recovered the bodies of a German guide and Nepalese guide and that seven other bodies have been spotted. Around 13 are believed to be missing. Other reports indicate that between five to eight injured climbers had been evacuated by helicopter to Katmandu before rescue efforts were called off due to bad weather.

Please keep Rémy Lécluse and Greg Costa along with their friends and family in your thoughts and prayers. With hope, they might be some of the climbers that were flown to Katmandu.

I’ll continue to update this post as news comes in.
post #112 of 132

The first place I went was Plakes page, but nothing was there.

post #113 of 132
Here's some good info. http://www.planetski.eu/news/4204

The shorter video at the bottom is great (not about the avalanche, just a very good interview with Glen.)
Edited by SkiMangoJazz - 9/23/12 at 11:18am
post #114 of 132

Wow.  I've been following this thread since it started.  I met Glen this past March in Maine and he's as nice as everyone says.  Because of that brief encounter I suppose I have a little emotional investment in his well being.  He's no kid, something like 48 years of age and sustained a bad leg bruise days before heading out on this trip.  This expedition is serious stuff with a summit near 27K and the thought crossed my mind that I hoped it would go safely.  Sincere condolences to the families of the lost climbers.

It did not escape my attention that Glen was reading the Bible when he survived this very close call.

post #115 of 132

Here is another report report link:

 

http://www.adventure-journal.com/2012/09/glen-plake-greg-hill-survive-manaslu-avalanche-that-kills-9/

 

Hoping for the next news to be the good kind,

 

:(

JF

post #116 of 132

Idris started a thread in the wee hours yesterday about the avalanche. 

http://www.epicski.com/t/113683/worrying-news-avalanche-on-manaslu

 

To Idris, My thoughts are with you as I'm sure you're close to these mountaineers.  frown.gif

post #117 of 132

Can't keep a good man down!

 

post #118 of 132

Vintage Glen Plake at Summit Central in early 2000. Shot by Jerry Hanley for the Ski Washington TV Show.

 

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One of these posters sold on eBay recently for $130!

 

 

Here's the whole commercial, part of which was in the previous clip...

 

 

Doesn't get much better than that!  ;-)

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A Conversation With Glen Plake

 

Powder Mag Article, 12/27/12

 

 

Another Good Powder Mag Article 11/16/09


Edited by jc-ski - 1/27/13 at 10:13am
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