Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Return to Sheep Mountain

I returned to Sheep Mountain on 3/6/2012 after work for a speed run.  The skiing was great with up to 4" of new snow and beautiful early evening light.  I ripped skins knowing that a sub-2 hour trip was possible, and made it back to the car in 1 hr 59 min 15 sec.  It was a nail-biter.  I used an improved route, skinning up the middle ridge and gully instead of the northernmost of the east ridges.  My splits were as follows:  1st stream crossing: 25 min, leave trail 55 min, summit 1h 35 min.  I opted for a Broad Peak skis with TLT race bindings, which made the skiing fun and probably only increased the time marginally over using race skis given the light re-freeze on the lower portion of the run.  3,800 vertical feet. 

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