Last summit in Chile

Well all good things must end, and so this trip down in SA is almost over. It has been exactly what I had hoped it would be, four months of ski touring in ranges I had never seen. There was a tonne of challenges right at the start, with crazy wind and weather, but there were also some amazing volcanoes. Some great runs and some absolutely terrible ones. Bariloche was great, a fantastic house for the family and some small but beautiful mountains for me. Las lenas was huge and amazing with not very much snow. Then a few different volcanoes, a steep descent off Sierra Velluda and  I finished off with some serious vertical in las Trancas.

In the last 3 weeks I have skied 18 days, 16 of them above 10 grand, 2 others not so huge, for a total of 183 010. I had dreamed that I was going to hammer for these three weeks, but these dreams are challenging to realize, but I did I work my butt off and pounded skin track and it has payed off. I started off the month 4 days behind and I am now 7 days ahead, which will get eaten up quickly but the week off will be thoroughly enjoyed. It looks like the snow will start this weekend and Revelstoke should get up to 50 cm by Wednesday, not a huge amount but I will try and get out and ski on next Thursday. There is a spot that I have not skied at for 7 years that is perfect for early season turns.

Anyhow my buddy Frank asked me to pull a big ol daffy for him. Since this was my last run in Chile I set up my camera and got an ok one, not huge air though, the run in was a little short. 

Needless to say I am excited to go home and see my wife and kids. Life will have meaning again.

  1. jvos October 22, 2010 at 12:09 am

    well done! the daffy is alright too…

  2. Terry October 22, 2010 at 7:27 am

    Pretty impressive vertical, Greg!

    Wishing you a safe trip back to your family in BC and hoping it’ll be an early, deep winter.

  3. rmackimmie October 29, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    Hey Greg,

    Hope you made it safely back to Canada. Fingers crossed for some big snow in the comming weeks! Looking forward to cheering you over the finish line. Can you let me know what kind of watch you use?



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