A Year and a Half

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Alex
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A Year and a Half

Post by Alex » Tue Nov 18, 2014 11:38 am

IN PICTURES

(essentially since I last posted here... in 2013)

East face of Decker
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Fuck April
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The day Liam tried to kill me (in the car)
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A Chilcotin Bull
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Once Maddy was mobile enough we found a giant puddle of melted snow near some big isolated mountains
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First day of 13/14 the wind picked all the snow out of the alpine and transported it to the valleys
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Early Season powder - it stopped snowing for 3 months after this picture
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It just didn't snow...
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Luckily it was cold so it gave the wind a chance to continuously re-deposit the snow
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We skied Pattison when it was a skating rink - very exciting
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Then it actually snowed for a day... but it was just a tease
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I was growing my hair out to try to raise money - whoever donated the most got to choose how it got styled. Here it was actually getting long... ish on Deception
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Then it actually started to snow and our snow pack quadrupled in a month.
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And then we went and skied the Spearhead in a day from the valley because our legs were getting soft
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Then we decided to go do the Misty Icefield since it snowed 3m on 1m of facets and depth hoar. First day it lived up to it's name:
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We spent 2 days in our UL tight under Pukulkul - it was cozy
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Misty Peak and Stave Peak above the Stave Glacier (from Corbold)
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Nimbus
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Garibaldi from the East
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Descending the Griffin Glacier from Snowcap with the Staircase Glacier in the background
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The next day we were going to go up and over Pitt, but in order to do that you must gain Roller Coaster Ridge. On the steepest slabby part of the ridge half way up the rock slab, the whole lower half of the face had slid to rock and there was a 3m+ crown line. In between the white out we got enough glimpses to convince us to take the low road.
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At one point it got steep and moderately scary - I actually tossed a rope down to Maddy for this one
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It was warm and wet at the Gatekeeper so we went to sleep and decided to try the next morning
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Excellent views of Pitt
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Maddy on the Gatekeeper traverse
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Mount Sir Richard
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Cold and wintery conditions up high led to isothermal flat light bull shit lower down. Stormy weather appeared to be approaching from the East. I am not a meteorologist.

Moving on...
Granite:
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Choss
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Nudists
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Ethelweard
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Now you're all caught up with the goings on in my life over the past 18-ish months.

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skykilo
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Re: A Year and a Half

Post by skykilo » Tue Nov 18, 2014 2:17 pm

East Face of Decker looks good. Always wanted to ski that.

Lots of nice alpine scenery. Hooray for the Coast Mountains!

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