Today was exactly the reason I love ski touring large days. With my track part way to Mt-Dickie I could not resist the temptation to summit it for my second time. It remained elusive to me for years with repeated attempts and finally it allowed us up last year and rewarded my attempts with a great north facing run. This year I was after the south face, not an aggressive line but a beautiful one. Also its a line you can see from parts of Revelstoke,which qualifies it as a town shot. Town shots have a special allure to me, there is nothing quite like standing by the grocery store and gazing up at a line you have shredded.
Ian and I powered our way to the summit in less than five hours and then had a decent south west facing descent. The line was great; but the snow had suffered some mild sun and some wind so wasn’t perfect snow. A great 4000 foot descent, one I have waited for and really enjoyed today. Here is Ian getting into our line.
We then toured up the south of the creek, the north facing slopes retained some cold selkirk snow. Seldom skied yet perfect ski touring terrain, we wandered higher and higher into the alpine bowl. We were getting near a little summit when my watched turned over 10 000 feet and we had to turn around. I will be back though. Ian’s first ten thousand foot day of the year and he was looking strong, I bet we have many more adventures this year.