Days like today are inconceivable until they happen, and then they just make sense. Aaron and I headed up Mt-Rogers this morning. We had thoughts of various lines but nothing really concrete. On the summit by 11 we had tonnes of time, enough time to really scope out the North glacier line. Considering the stability we have seen lately this was the time to finally ski this line. Aaron used the photographers excuse and had me go first, which was great, Carvable firm snow held fast to the 45* slope, sloughing fast but very controllable. Several burgshrunds/crevasses had to be managed, which added to the excitement of the line.
This line looks so amazing in the Selkirk North guide book that I cannot believe it took us so long to finally carve our way down it. I cannot wait to draw this line on my maps. One of our top ten runs ever. From this great sitting spot we quickly boot packed back up to get away from any serac danger.
First day with my new jetboil system. Super cool, we melted 5 litres of water and only carried the weight of 750ml. Quick and easy set up, melt while you eat and rest and then voila more water. From this break spot we headed up the North ridge on Swiss and billy goated our way to the summit. Amazing to climb and ski off both these 10 000 footers on the same day. I have been up this south chute twice, great to ski down it, although not ideal powder conditions, south facing shlop (3pm), but it can’t always be amazing.
So many people think that skiing is done, well maybe its not powder but you can ski dream lines.