Monday, May 18, 2009

Mt. Joffre's North Couloir

JD Hare, whose regular ski partners have recently taken different paths, recognized my enthusiasm and invited me on a couple ski touring missions on the Duffy Lake road. Our first trip we sledded into a cabin, then climbed and skied two nice couloirs.

Our second trip was an assault on the Joffre’s North couloir, which can be seen from many places on the road.

This was the steepest and most consistent slope I have climbed and skied. The top was exposed and icy, but conditions improved as we descended.

With crevasses below us, the ski down was


It was awesome to return to the parking lot and look back at the monster we just skied.