North Face of Cheakamus Mountain

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North Face of Cheakamus Mountain

Postby skykilo » Sat Jan 01, 2011 10:04 am

Happy New Year! It's a cold one here in SWBC.

Click it and you can see our tracks.
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It was a cold morning.
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I took us a stupid way to the Benvolio Glacier but it was all right.
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Nice to see Ryan enjoying some powder again.
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Monika knows how to turn.
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This was not the original plan, but plans changed and in the end, Cheakamus we must.

Somehow Alex and I found ourselves alone on the very exposed summit ridge of Cheakamus Mountain.
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I sent Alex the wrong way because I was convinced it had to be "over there."
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Then I took a look and thought, "Holy shit that's it!"
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Alex joins me at my safe spot below the steep flutings.
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The powder was once again steep and deep.
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No really.
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Oooooooooooooohhhh isn't that pretty?
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Maddy and Alex are dots on their way to Fissile. It is possible to see our tracks from the previous day descending from Fissile-Whirlwind Col. Ryan and Monika and I were tired of being cold.
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WOW that was a December to Remember!
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Re: North Face of Cheakamus Mountain

Postby LeeLau » Sat Jan 01, 2011 4:52 pm

Congrats - proud line
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Re: North Face of Cheakamus Mountain

Postby chemputers » Sun Jan 02, 2011 4:44 pm

nice one sky! Looks like the weather treated you right.
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Re: North Face of Cheakamus Mountain

Postby Diamond Dachshund » Sun Jan 02, 2011 7:30 pm

Insert "goddamn that looks nice" affirmative comment here.

Good work, wish I had time to get up there and shred with you guys during my USA vacay.
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Re: North Face of Cheakamus Mountain

Postby Jason Hummel » Sun Jan 02, 2011 8:42 pm

Yummy. That looks like some fine gettin' for the holiday.
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Re: North Face of Cheakamus Mountain

Postby ryanl » Mon Jan 03, 2011 12:31 am

Sometimes good things come from following subtle motivations.....

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Please excuse the video quality. It was butt-ass cold and the zoom on my camera was acting up . Plus i couldn't feel my hands. Or my feet. Or my face.

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Re: North Face of Cheakamus Mountain

Postby Alex » Tue Jan 04, 2011 10:21 am

Here's some more pictures from Cheakamus (and a couple other trips)
http://picasaweb.google.com/Gibbs.ski/ChristmasTime#

I hope your toes are doing alright Ryan. that looked painful.
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Re: North Face of Cheakamus Mountain

Postby ryanl » Wed Jan 05, 2011 12:26 am

Thanks Alex- they're doing alot better:

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Re: North Face of Cheakamus Mountain

Postby ziff » Wed Jan 05, 2011 1:18 am

nice work, boys.

ryan, all I can say is OUCH!
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