A couple friends and I finally got up to Tucks for the first time this weekend (first time skiing/boarding anyway). I figured I'd do my $600 tax rebate duty and stimulate the economy by purchasing THIS
! It's also been driving me nuts that I can't get any real documentation of the ride down when I've hiked & skied stuff like Carrigain and Moosilauke.
Sunday was amazing, sunny, hot, little wind. The video makes it looks a bit cloudy. This is false. Also, the video is SFW aside from some appropriate casual swearing, but the sound of the wind blowing through the mic throughout most of it is loud enough that you probably want to turn the volume down anyway. I also recommend the right click & "Save Link As" method of downloading and watching. They're in Xvid (MPEG4)
format, so VLC player and Quicktime are your best bet.
A few uneventful pics are here
The clips I got with the helmet cam are (indexed from 0):
00)View while climbing above lunch rocks
01)View from the side of Lion's Head
02)Boarding the snowfields above Tuckermans and down the Ravine
The ride above the ravine was great, unfortunately about 1/3 of the way down the wall, a big chunk of snow gave way under me and a kind of mini-avalanche carried me down about another 1/3 of the way before I could steer out of it and get on my feet. Kind of embarrassing really.
03)Guy jumps the headwall
A couple guys jumped off the headwall and barreled straight down around 12:30. This video is of the second one, but you can barely see him. too far away ... or maybe just too fast?
04) Starting down the Sherburne from the First Aid Cache just below Tucks
05) From one washout on the trail to another
Board to a washed out part of the trail, stop, unstrap, walk through, strap in, repeat.
06) From HoJo's down to ~2100ft. Almost the entire way.
It's a big 'un
07) The Last Few Feet
I know what you're all thinking, "Why didn't you combine the videos into a montage and set it to Come Sail Away by Styx?". Maybe next year, when I can stay on my feet the whole way down, or just go earlier in the season and get the whole ride from top to bottom in one shot.