46 in 3 days

“if all the year were playing holiday to sport would be as tedious as to work”  Shakespeare

I think of that often as I skin up.  I was getting a little stressed about my progress and when Tracey/kids left for three weeks  I had to start off strong.  So I went out and stayed at the Asulkan hut for 2 nights. I left at 1:30pm and toured twelve thousand feet the first day, had the hut to myself and slept well. Woke up and began touring/ sessioning Young’s peak (8am). There was 20 cm on the headwall and 10 cm of light fluffy pow down to the hut. Wicked fun turns, lap after lap, slowly the heat of the day changed the lower snow but the headwall stayed shreddeable, right up till the alpen glow at 8 pm. 23 thousand feet.  Great sleep and touring by 8, not as much motivation today but forced out another 11000 and called her quits. 46000 feet in 3 days.  It definitely felt like work. Rewarding work but hard work nonetheless.

Now I am off to the Freshfield glacier, a basecamp style 5 day adventure.


712 650 feet

  1. treepilot May 1, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    Wow! That’s a lot of laps.

    Next time you make a run at 20, drop me a line first 🙂

  2. ski freak May 2, 2010 at 12:15 am

    Good to hear there is still some good snow out there – that is alot of vert for three days – most people don’t get that in a season.

  3. Arvidwashere May 3, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    Used to think that those numbers were personally strong for a week of touring. DANG! The fact that you also have a young family blows my mind even more. DANG! Peace be with you man.

  4. alyn May 4, 2010 at 12:55 am

    Very cool. Keep it up. Glad to see you skiing and posting all year long this year. Can’t figure out why everyone stops mid april.

    23000 ft in a day? Had never heard of those #’s for touring. Way to push the bar!

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