OK, just got home. we did not use the rappeling gear, but I did get some involuntary practice doing an ice axe (whippet) self arrest down a couloir.
I am pretty disappointed with the pictures from my camera, though. It's probably user error, but I did use snow mode...
1st's on this trip: coulouir climb, real life self arrest, topping out in full snow conditions on a 13er, riding off the actual summit on a 13er, topping out on a second 13er with sketchy as hell
conversion to snowboard mode on a pile of sharp shifting rocks.
Have fun you two! Give cody a good hug
Hope, weather and snow condutions will play. Looking forward to the pictures! (BTW: With a new
mobile with good cam you could even spare one more gear part; leaves more room for food
(all pics - except the ones in the last post - I had posted were taken by my Samsung S5)
Hi Neni !!,
Cody was not with us on this trip... I need to get caught up on your AK thread when I have time to see the action !!
Don't forget the toliet paper
. You'll be fine...but prepare for a spanking. Killz, Ale and crew handed me my ass last year at Stevens...best day ever.
He did talk fondly of Stevens pass. We had very low snow conditions and the presentations spoke of how historically warm (hot, actually) it has been there this winter. It is unprecedented. The low snow conditions did allow us to drive very far on the jeep road to access higher terrain, though..
Killclimbz has way better photo skills and a way better camera than I do, and maybe he will contribute a bit, but in the meantime, here are some of mine:
starting up the couloir
out of the choke
about to drop