Temperatures rose dramatically yesterday and things got really warm. But overnight the temperatures dropped and some new snow fell. When things get this warm its time to head high and north facing. I lapped grizzly shoulder for some dust on crust early morning and then drove down to meet the boys in the Bonney zone.
I have approached Mt-Green from several ways and this way seems to be the best. You go into the Bonney zone and head high to the top of the moraines from there you can get a great descent down to the valley floor and head up to the high col.From there its a simple ridge to the summit.
The boot pack up to the col is a little aggressive and you must be confident with conditions. Today things felt a little windslabbed down low but as Ian boot packed up the snow felt better. And then the tour to the summit was a simple ridge tour.
When we got to the summit the clouds were below us and the sun at our back which under the right conditions forms a Specter of the Brocken, a really cool phenomenon(click on it to find out more).Something to be witnessed. I have had it many times in the mountains and am always blown away by it, this is the first time I have been able to almost catch it on camera.
Considering the warming the snow we skied was smooth and fast, it slowly got warmer and warmer as we got lower but that’s to be expected on a 5500 foot run. Another fantastic 10 000 foot day in the mountains. 10 420 feet