Been Everywhere, Man

Jon Johnston invited me on death march, to go ski some close but far lines, around pemby.  It was a 15 hour day, with not much time to do anything but skin and shred.  Lots of sweet views.
 After about 5 hrs of battling through treeline, we reached the alpine.  Sun was out for a bit.
Some of the small stuff, looked rippa, mate.
After 6 hrs we reached the top of innagaddadavida.  Fueled by Clif and his energy bars, I do some skinning post bonk-out.
Jim Martinello photo
The line off the top was pretty obvious, but since none of us had been there, the steep rollover looked threatening . I slid in first, and found super sweet snow, and a nice chute, that was pretty damn long.  Not sure why I haven't hit this line before, maybe because it has a stupid name?
Jim Martinello photo.
Adam gets in there.   Jim Martinello photo.
It was sweet business, the whole way down... was expecting variable snow, wasnt.  Adam in there.
Jim Martinello photo.
Jon J looking down the gut.. We partied with the fog, a bit,  but there was lots of rock around for definition.  Jim Martinello photo.
Jon J
The next 4 hrs, was again, a battle.  Steep Skin'n, and death marching.. Good time for my skin to turn into a piece of shit... Duck taped and moved on.  Got on top of currie just slightly before Sunset.  I was fucking worked.  We dropped into the pencil chute, which amazingly had perfect pow in it.
The rest of the ride was in the dark,  which I was ok with, as it was familiar terrain.. We could have used a hour or two of extra daylight... There was no outs, on the back, so we were pretty much committed to skiing the north face... Stupid long day, but stoked we got it done
Line 1- Livin the pura vida loca.. Sam Casavant photo
Line 2- Mt Currie Lookers left Pencil.  Serious Shit battle getting out of the bottom of currie right now. It's time for local shreds to do some community service.  


  1. Damn! That's one helluva day. Nice work boys.

  2. Aren't you getting too old for this shit anymore Joe? Community service yah right lol.

    1. Hey Dr! I felt older after this one!