up there out there, eh.

Made it to the alpine in time for sunrise and waited for the stink cloud to burnoff

It did burn off, and then it got stupid windy
Looking down the burl spine
Looking back up.. some of the steepest earth i have ever ridden.. Stay tuned for some action shots.


oh hey there.

I've been slacking on posting the last month or so, for a variety of different reasons... Blown up computer, broken arm, etc.  But i have some material from the last month to share, so i will try to catch up in the next week or so.  

This series of shots is from early march, around the time the "real" part of the season started.  The snow started to stick a bit better, and some of the fun lines and spines started to fill in.

This is a beaut of a spine, just mellow and fun.  A huge avy cycle had happened a day or two before, but this morning was blue, and the snow had tightened up well.

Felt good about the snow, and started to get into the spicier lines.  The lower snowpack, has meant that the cornices are smaller, so it has been nice to get into some lines that are usually closed out.  I haven't hit this one in 6 years.

The bubble spines...


Dragon Slayer

Last Spring, I went on a shred mission with Daryl and Dave Treadway, and photographer Bradley Slack.  I had been wanting to get some photos of this line for years, and despite the weather forecast calling for cloudy skies, I managed to tag this one at sunrise.  I am super stoked we got it, and I like how every shot in this sequence is pretty cool on it's own.  Frequency TSJ ran the fifth shot for issue 11.2, as well as a small write article.  Happy to finally capture this.

out there

Endless sunny skies has drawn us out to the usual spots, that dont really look like how i remember them
Dave B hiking the ridge.

I found a cool little chute, I have never seen before, as it is usually closed out by cornice.  I chipped my way in.

some scenery

a look at the drop in

oncc you were in, it was a nice shelfy line.

The spine wall, that is more rocks, right now.  The chute line starts in the very center of the photo, off the top of the ridge.

Everything looks a bit better with some light on it.

Dave B shreds out the bottom of the chute.



Not looking super inviting or like the spine paradise it can be, but with the stability being good, I was itching to get onto some bigger terrain.

We made the decision to hike straight up the face.  Jon J punching.

We had to traverse the lower portion of the face, as the main line was not filled in yet

We destroyed vertical, with the help of Billygoat ascent plates.

Dave B, Mie and Jon working on the final punch to the ridge.  My usual instinct while hiking up stuff is to stay close to the rock, but due to how rotten the snow was, we just hiked where there was more snow.

Dave B stoked.

Fun Line to drop into... 1000 metre or so run.

Dave B

Mie Yamashita