Monday, May 18, 2009

Mt. Sampson

Mt Sampson has intrigued me since I first saw it on the map.
My bro Dave and I skied a long couloir off it last year, but the protected North face was calling.

This time we camped out at the base, and began an early assault. Fellow locs. Cheddar and Sam helped in this mission navigating around crevasses and over burgschrunds.

At 3 PM we summited and I began the last decent of my 20s.
With good snow, I hopped down the steep spine face then cut out before the big ice fall below. The light deteriorated on the last pitch as we entered the maze of crevasses, forcing us to ski by brail.

By 7 PM I was back home ready to celebrate my 30th birthday party!!