Apr 19 2011

Day 6-Face shots on the Wham Ridge~Vestal Peak

Published by at 9:33 pm under Backcountry Skiing,General Ski Mountaineering

Yesterday was a hard day. There isn’t a whole lot that needs be written about today. It was incredible. We skinned to our high point on Wham Ridge, and turned around and skied blower pow all the way down. It felt almost guilty after having been up there once before in the summer.

The up was pretty photogenic:

Nick enjoying the fresh snow, bed head and all.

Nick enjoying the fresh snow, bed head and all.

Nick out in front Checking out the snow before we all get on the slope.

Nick out in front Checking out the snow before we all get on the slope.



The sun came out for most of the time we were on the ridge.

The sun came out for most of the time we were on the ridge.

The excitement is growing.

The excitement is growing.

Nick making the switch back to the front.

Nick making the switch back to the front.

Almost to our high point.

Almost to our high point.

Eventually we got to a point on the climb where it was only the new snow over rock. Time to ski as far as we could see.

Nick:

Nick got to drop in first.  I think we were all super excited.

Nick got to drop in first. I think we were all super excited.

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Next it was Ben Skiing the entire thing in one shot:
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Then it was my turn
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Nick finished off:
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Nick skiing in front of yesterday's objective.

Nick skiing in front of yesterday's objective.

We sat at the bottom for a while trying to decide if we thought the clouds would clear again or not, and whether we should go up for a second lap. In the end the wind seemed to pick up again, and we opted to go ski a little chute we had seen a couple days before.

Chillin

Chillin


A momentary spotlight on the damage for the day.

A momentary spotlight on the damage for the day.


Chute skiing.  It got narrow.

Chute skiing. It got narrow.


Nick lands a quick air off the edge into the chute.

Nick lands a quick air off the edge into the chute.

The weather was coming in again we made the decision to hit the road in the morning.

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3 Responses to “Day 6-Face shots on the Wham Ridge~Vestal Peak”

  1. BLon 20 Apr 2011 at 6:53 am

    Now that is a nice spring objective right there. Very aesthetic turns on Wham of course. Way to go the extra mile in exploring Electric & Greystone. Good work, boys.

  2. Joe Bon 20 Apr 2011 at 8:44 am

    Looks like a great trip Jordan, thanks for sharing.

  3. Joe Bon 20 Apr 2011 at 8:46 am

    Guess you will have to go back for a top out on Vestal, eh? I would be happy to help with that ;)

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