Saturday, December 25, 2010
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Skier on the lower shot of N chute on Lake Peak in White Pine. We ascended this way and skied the more E chute from the summit.
Chris fish dropping in to the NE chute avoiding any rock lobsters. It was a beautiful day in White Pine. The last blue sky day before it began to puke.
This was our clan for the day. After Lake Peak we went across to the Tri chutes and Birthday bowls to ski some more deep pow under blue bird skies. An unfortunate party attempted to race Todd to the top and had to settle for the right Tri chute as they watched Todd snake the cherry pickings.
Celebrating the coming of winter in White Pine!
Chris fish and I skied the big N aspect into the Birthday bowl and Todd and Stefan came back up the ridge to enjoy the lower one lookers right.Fraser and Olivia drove up from Ridgeway, CO to ski this storm. Some gusty winds weren't gonna stop them from having a taste test.
"Its definetly drier and deeper than Co" Fraser adds after a sampling in Willow meadow.
Matoosh Matook taking in what the Wapan has to offer on high danger days.
Bouncing Beattie enjoying every day he gets out.
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Friday, December 17, 2010
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
What made this storm different was that the hype of the storm carried over into the avi forecast. The storm fizzled, but the forecast refused to accept the 3" reality.
So I met some friends and headed for some lower angle terrain. Manitoba has a super-wide 30° South face and some impressive North facing couloirs off the summit. Its perfect for a day when you are unsure of the stability. It was bluebird with about 8" (2 storms worth) of blower with no wind. Stability tests revealed nothing of concern, but the 1/2" hoar frost could make the next storm interesting. The skiing was excellent and the team felt more comfortable on the South Face. Our final lap was bathed in the alpenglow which was really lighting up the hoar frost.
The Summit area has been blowing my socks off lately. The terrain is much bigger than Turnagain and way less people. Everyday puts about 10 new lines on the wish list.
South Face of Manitoba
Sunset over Summit Lake
To get to Manitoba park at the Mile 48 lot on the East side of the Seward Highway. Skin North along the highway for about 100 yards and follow the fire road into the woods and over the bridge.
- Daniel Elsberg
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Gotta take your birthday shot before you get your face shots.
Oct. 26- Opening the season on So Long, Alta.
After summiting Sunset Peak Dan Corn dips deep into its classy NW face.Back on the rock, LCC.
Dillan and Brett back on top feeling good about the white Wasatch's return.
Lawton sending Upper Days.
Brett dropping into the Upper Hallway. Looks like hes done this one before.
Crossman can't believe he's skiing Suicide chute this early and this good!!
Some thought he wouldn't be back this season, but I got to tour with the Wiggler during a bi-canyon tour last week. We found the goods.
For Thanksgiving I went down to Red Rock Canyon to take one last climbing trip with Gaelen. We got shut down pretty hard due to cold weather and some snow. This is a picture of Black Velvet canyon where we attempted Prince of Darkness, but retreated two pitches up.
Windy Peak had sun exposure all day, but we got shut down again because of the cold temps.
Gaelens last climb of the season. Have fun and be safe in Thailand, see you in April.