Russet to Wedgemount via North Face of Tremor

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Russet to Wedgemount via North Face of Tremor

Postby skykilo » Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:40 pm

This trip is ill-advised. It's Ramona's birthday and I've been sick for a week. Have some drinks. Perhaps we'll hit the club until nearly 2 am and only sleep a couple of hours.

Nevermind all that, there is a big idea. Saturday: hangover, letdown, car shuttle, Squamish, Whistler, Pemberton, Whistler, cheap lift tix and finally on the way to Russet Hut in a whiteout. Instinct gets us past Cowboy Ridge but no-compass no-GPS steeze let our wasted asses wander in the whiteout for two hours before we find the hut.

Sunday: it should still be dark but it's crystal clear and let's go, even if we're starting much too late!

Naomi and Eric approach Fissile-Whirlind Col. Andy is somewhere a ways down there, probably losing his shit worrying about all the bombs on Flute. The first few felt like scary settlements to me.
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We take a quicker, low route below Overlord and ski some nice powder to the Fitzsimmons Glacier. It's a perfect day with terrific travel conditions. Andy skis toward Macbeth with Fitzsimmons and Overlord in the background.
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Naomi skins toward the Macbeth Glacier - Naden Glacier col.
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Do the reverse-Spearhead Hokey Pokey and we're finally almost to Tremor.
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Andy tries to maximize his turns on the last short descent before Tremor.
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Eric and I look down the west side of Tremor, but it looks beat and we have a long way to go. The North Face is on our way and plenty fun. Andy has never skied it.

Eric gets first tracks on the North Face of Tremor.
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And it's good!
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Now it's my turn.
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It's fun the second time, too.
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Andy has lots of fun with his sluff.
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Below the North Face, it's time for an epic heli run. Naomi cuts the ribbon with Wedge in the distance.
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Now we go really fast for 1000 m. Then we find ourselves at Wedge Creek. It's a bit late. That looks like a big mountain. Oh well, to Wedgemount we go!
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The next day, original plans get abandoned for Rethel, some quality cross-country freeriding.
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Re: Russet to Wedgemount via North Face of Tremor

Postby ziff » Thu Feb 17, 2011 9:55 am

So those were your tracks we saw on Sunday morning as we headed to Iago...I assumed you had started from Blackcomb. You guys did get going early! Your down tracks to Fitzsimmons creek came is useful on our climb out of there later in the day..thanks.

Tremor is short but sweet!
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Re: Russet to Wedgemount via North Face of Tremor

Postby Diamond Dachshund » Fri Feb 18, 2011 2:19 pm

Beautiful country. The uniformity of the slope in terms of snow quality and angle is something to be treasured in BC.
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Re: Russet to Wedgemount via North Face of Tremor

Postby Alex » Fri Feb 18, 2011 4:10 pm

It was even cold in Vegas that weekend!
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Re: Russet to Wedgemount via North Face of Tremor

Postby Atraslin » Wed Feb 23, 2011 1:17 am

Sweet fall line all the way to the bottom and you don't have to pay for a heli.
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Re: Russet to Wedgemount via North Face of Tremor

Postby Atraslin » Tue May 10, 2011 5:57 am

Just a short little video documenting day 1.
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Re: Russet to Wedgemount via North Face of Tremor

Postby E_$ » Tue May 10, 2011 7:12 pm

enjoyed the vid, Andy, thanks! brought back good memories of that trip. the last bit felt like a video game...as did the gang-sking of that section.
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