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...
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.
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....
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