All photos by Ben Manfredi
Ben Manfredi called me out of the blue on a Saturday evening. He was rather taciturn, as usual, but he asked me if I was interested in skiing the Fisher Chimneys route on Mt Shuksan. I had seen the route in the red Beckey, but I hadn't taken too much note of it. The proposition sounded interesting enough. I was glad to join Ben as always.
Unfortunately, I lost my film. I lost half a crampon somewhere on the descent, too. At least I didn't lose an edge; the descent went well. The chimneys were, by far, my most adventurous ski to date. My appetite was whetted to say the least. It was a rewarding adventure for Ben, too. He was ranting and raving throughout the day. Some of his more memorable musings of the day:
Yes, another descent brought to you by your good friends at Cascade Classics.
I feel like Alex F*&%#ING Lowe!
It's always exceptionally gratifying to have a good day in the hills when the weather and conditions seem so questionable beforehand.
See Ben's account of our Fisher Chimneys ski descent with more photos.