3.30.2013

Beauty Beast

Our morning started very early..  For breakfast we ate avy chunder, and icy vertical bobsled tracks. Our first major wreck happened around 530 am.. It must have been a sign, telling us to  "call it a day" or "never give up."  Signs can be confusing.
Once we got on foot, things got a bit simpler. Mie Yamashita, attacks from the back.
Dave Basterrechea, for some reason was breaking trail.. I probably should have carried him on my back after the morning beating he took.
Its pretty special top of this peak..The north face starts to reveal itself
Spine heaven.. a bit leaner this year, so only one prominent spine truly goes the whole way. A spine that Daryl Treadway skied last year, wasn't happening this year.
The snow was cold and perfect.. It sloughed like crazy and thundered down the face.. Second year in a row, my gorb pro fucked up for some reason ( gorb operator error), so no shaky boring footage for you to look at.  If you like i could post the 15 minute clip of nothing, i recorded.. Its pretty sick.
Dave B gets in on the true north wall "the brain"
more dave b
Mie and Delaney shredded the lit up north east spines, with similar results of sweet pow and good times. A little bit of exposure.
Mie drops into the northside from the east.
The following photos were from last year on the same mountain, taken by awesome dude photographer , Brad Slack, for a article I wrote in Frequency TSJ. Going back this year really made me appreciate some of the images Brad captured on that trip..   a photo on the northeast spines
A gorb pro photo looking down the north east spines
Attack from the back uplift mofo party plan.  
Dropping into the North wall
I have been lucky over the years to have friends who carry cameras.. Some stories are hard to tell without visual aid.. 
It gets a bit steep.   Brad slack photo.
RIP Jack Hannan. We do our best to pay tribute to you, everytime we go into the mountains.

2 comments:

  1. Heavy Duty Crew !
    Stellar lines indeed.
    That approach is not a gimme- either is the pickup.
    Many levels of anxiety to the best day's in the mountains.
    cc

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    1. alot going on- that's for sure...

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