hmmmmm 5 days left pretty much 60 grand to go….. damn I thought I was going to get another day off… doesn’t look like it.
I just had a great couple of days up at Mica Heli, they were excited about my quest and thought they could help out by giving me a heli ride out in the morning and picking me up at night. So Aaron and I headed up for a couple of nights of 5 star accommodation and a heli drop or two.
It was wicked, there terrain is off the hook, impressive. The snow pack was a little touchy so I was only able to look and not touch, but that is fine. I managed two great days of powder skiing, with no access issues. Wake up to a great breakfast, hop in the helicopter and get landed on top of something, shred a run and then start touring. pretty cool. I skinned 12500ft the first day and just squeezed in 10 grand the next.
Access is the biggest hurdle to my goal right now. Well plus tired body, and mind.. but access takes up a lot of time. today i drove 45 km, sledded in 15 km and then started touring. So by the time my skins were on I had already been up 2.5 hours and most of it was spent getting to the trail head. the skiing today was ok, a little warm but still fun. I couldn’t break up into the alpine because there was windslab everywhere and it felt like the mountains were unsettled. But I kinda screwed myself because the runs were not that good so I was stuck in a boring ski zone and could just muster the energy to tour 10 grand.
5 more days, no sun in the forecast and lots of vert to go…..better put my head down and breathe.