UPDATE – WE HAVE WINNERS!
Thanks to all of you for your creativity. We’ve been laughing at your captions every day since this post went up.
First prize (Cloudveil jacket) goes to Chris Sheehan for “Luckily, modern technology has drastically reduced the size of avalanche probes since the early 80’s.”
Second Prize (POC helmet) goes to ScottN for “Hmmm… let’s see… beacon, check….shovel, check….probe…..CHHECCKKK !!!”
Runners up (Just about every caption you guys came up with is a keeper, but here a few of the more LOL ones):
“I’ve heard about Dynafiddle, but this is ridiculous!”
“Ski historians still cannot explain the origins or purpose of the 1980’s
“Red Pant Ritual,” but, thankfully, the development of synthetic baselayers, as well as mixed gender ski groups, put an end to the practice.”
“There was clearly some confusion amongst the group about what was really required to ‘earn your turn.'”
“No one clearly recalled how it began, but all agreed it had gone too far.”
“Hey, could we not just read again the chapter on tree skiing?”
“You know, I can never explain to the guys at the office why this is so much fun.”
“He told us if we want the best turns we have to climb…”
Original post from last week:Okay gals and guys. When it came to dressing, my early 1980s Outward Bound students in the photo below didn’t have it as good as we do now. They had to wear those style challenged 60/40 parkas. What’s more, they had to learn ski maneuvering by following a yoga master through a lodgepole pine forest.
You, on the other hand, might be wearing a new Cloudveil Spacewalk or Highway 22 jacket (depending if winner is male or female) or a POC Receptor Bug helmet (second prize).
I will say no more, except whomever comes up with the humor caption that makes our esteemed panel of judges laugh the loudest wins the prize. (Rewards only shipped in the U.S. and Canada, but anyone can play). Keep it PG rated.
WildSnow.com publisher emeritus and founder Lou (Louis Dawson) has a 50+ years career in climbing, backcountry skiing and ski mountaineering. He was the first person in history to ski down all 54 Colorado 14,000-foot peaks, has authored numerous books about about backcountry skiing, and has skied from the summit of Denali in Alaska, North America’s highest mountain.