Route: East Face Team: Ted, Chris Davenport, Neal Beidleman The advanced planning was minimal, consisting of a couple of organizational calls from Chris, laced with tones of muted optimism. The recon was even more limited. We had a few aerial shots of the route, a line that had only been skied once before back in 1978. The hazards were widely known. A ski route that neared 60 degrees, with high...
Route: North Face Couloir Team: Ted (solo) This was standard Castle Peak. Autumn rain in town falls as snow up in Montezuma Basin. Mike Sladdin, Johnny Love, and I piled in the Tacoma and headed up. I had been up here earlier in the week and knew the couloir was skiable. Mike unfortunately wasn't too interested and Johnny regretfully left his ski poles in the back of his truck in...
My first ski descent of the North Face of North Maroon Peak back in 2005.
It’s amazing what a good day you have up in Montezuma Basin in October. Since Dirk and I were headed out on a climbing trip to Ecuador in a week or so we wanted some time up high. A bluebird day with easy skiing snow greeted us.
A 2004 ski descent of the East Face of Castle Peak from Tagert Hut with Amos Whiting and Dirk Bockelman.
Route: North Face Couloir Team: Ted, Jared Ettlinger I heard Montezuma was skiing OK, so I called Jared and we were off. Having skied the basin proper a whole lot, I thought I might try to rally Jared for a summit ski. I still needed this one. Once up there, we agreed, it didn't look great, but it didn't look terrible either, it was October. And the weather was perfect....
Route: East Face Team: Ted, Jeremy Barbin Snowmass Mountain has always been a favorite. Part of its allure lies in its remoteness, the fact that you can only really see it from other exciting locales. Backpacks, peak climbs and backcountry ski tours bring the mountain into sight, when I see it I must be doing something fun, like a reward for getting out. The average person has no clue it's...
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Chris Cummings on Vestal Basin, Whitehead Trail, Weminuche hey ted - could you contact me at email@example.com…
Ted on Vestal Basin, Whitehead Trail, Weminuche Funny. And kind of true. You'd love it there.
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