This is what happens on the day after Christmas, when Santa is off work (63K
JPEG). I am posing on the Muir Snowfield of Mt. Rainier, looking
towards Mt. Adams.
This movie from early 2003, primarily goes to show how much I've improved
since then. I am showing off my dreadful pole and hand position, and lack of
edge control (1.1Mb MPEG). The video was taken using my old camera, a
Canon PowerShot S200, edited
using VirtualDub and then converted
By late 2003 my technique has improved significantly. This video clip was
taken using my new camera, a
Canon PowerShot S400 (3.4 Mb MPEG).
Just occasionally, it snows enough in Seattle to ski! This is what happened
during the January 2004 snowstorm (3Mb MPEG).
Sometimes I get in to the backcountry. Here I am skiing in the Mount Rainier
National Park (48K JPEG). Photo copyright Ron Jarvis, January 2004.
I am regrettably accident prone. This spectacular crash would have been
funny, had it not hurt my knee again, and stopped me from skiing for a while.
My stance was a bit low, and a bit spread out, but I don't
think I did anything too stupid. Just bad luck, I guess.