|The day. Run names are informal. I did not ski the Goddess.|
|Starting down into the April Fools couloir, with our |
exit boot tracks still visible from two weeks prior.
|The small rock step in the April Fools couloir|
|Starting down Monkey on a rope.|
|Starting down Jane.|
|Starting down Tarzan.|
|Starting down the aesthetic upper Mary couloir.|
|Tired, but still rocking the mullet/mohawk combo.|
Gear: Standard Broad peak/race binding/TLT 5 ski setup, 2 whippet poles, 1 Petzl Aztarex ice axe, 7mm x 60m accessory cord and tat for setting an anchor, light CAMP harness, one CAMP aluminum crampon (did not use), helmet.
Gear note: The skinny Broad Peak skis held an edge like crazy ice, so another big thumbs up for a great pair of skis.
Food note: I brought 2 L of water, which is about 4 times as much as normal. The extra water was crucial to staying happy throughout the day.
Conditions note: I think most of the Bitterroot trails are pretty well melted out, which is too bad given the excellent snow coverage up high.