more BC skiing through history

This is the World Famous TelemarkTalk / TelemarkTips Forum, by far the most dynamic telemark and backcountry skiing discussion board on the world wide web. We have fun here, come on in and be a part of it.
Post Reply
User avatar
Cannatonic
XCD Guide
XCD Guide
Posts: 784
Joined: Thu Nov 27, 2014 10:07 pm

more BC skiing through history

Post by Cannatonic » Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:21 am

Humanity's first spacewalk would not have been a success without 12 miles of kick 'n glide!

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/11/scie ... -dead.html

>>When it came time for the return to Earth, the spacecraft’s automatic rocket-firing system did not work, forcing the cosmonauts to conduct imprecise manual maneuvers during the descent that left them in deep snow and freezing temperatures in a remote Russian forest, far from their intended landing point.

It took several hours for a search party to find them and drop supplies from a helicopter, and they spent two nights in the forest, the first one inside their spacecraft and the second one in a small log cabin built by a ground rescue crew, until rescuers arrived on skis. They then took a 12-mile ski trek to a clearing, where a helicopter evacuated them.

User avatar
Woodserson
XCD KNIGHT
XCD KNIGHT
Posts: 1290
Joined: Wed Feb 11, 2015 11:25 am
Location: New Hampshire
Ski style: Bumps, trees, and steeps and long woodsy XC tours
Favorite Skis: DH: Voile Objective and V6, Altai KOMs, XC: Gamme 54, Classy Woodies
Favorite boots: T4, Alaska
Occupation: Retro Rager-grouch

Re: more BC skiing through history

Post by Woodserson » Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:03 pm

You beat me to it! Loved this aspect of the story, more space and skiing, please.

Post Reply