Macpherson Summit

The temperatures rose dramatically yesterday, with the freezing line being around 4000 ft. So I had to get to higher elevations today to find the good snow. I toured up the fingers and broke through the cloud layer around 5500 ft. From there on the day was beautiful with some sun and clouds high above. I broke trail up to the summit and then had two incredible 2000 foot runs and then off the summit and down 6000 feet to my car.

My 9th 10 000 foot day and they are really feeling easier, I can go out and climb a summit, tour 10 000 feet and the be home by 1.30 to see my daughter Charley before she has her afternoon nap. I missed her today though.
Lately Telus mobility has increased their cell service along the trans canada, getting service through Rogers Pass. I am not sure of exactly were it is strong and weak yet but I have had service on 4 summits and I am almost always in cell range. This is a huge safety net that has never been in the Selkirks before. Now in the event of any accident or home emergency I can contact emergency personel, or be contacted. Tracey is days away from giving birth to our second child, but she is still allowing me out touring as long as there is service. How lucky am I?

  1. Andrew McLean December 11, 2006 at 12:55 am

    Go Greg go! This is a great quest and excellent blog. I’m looking forward to seeing it unfold.

  2. Marc Moseley December 12, 2006 at 5:08 pm

    Well said, Andrew. A lofty but exciting goal, Greg. My hat is off to you; I’ll keep reading as long as you keep writing.

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