Harrison Hut

December 28, 2006- January 4, 2007 A group of 10 decided to fly into Harrison Hut for New Years. We had some good powder and nice turns as well as a HUGE storm! Day 1 – Fly in Day 3 – Overseer Ascending Overseer Overseer summit. Low viz descent of Overseer Day 4 – New…

Steep Creek

December 3, 2006 Got our for a great day of touring in the Steep Creek area. Good times! The crew: Chris, Marty, Cam and Matt . Chris heading up for more turns. On the uptrack. Chris shows us the goods. Cam likes the look of the run! Cam, at the top of nice ski run….

Vantage Ridge

December 2, 2006 A group of us went up to what I refer to as Vantage Ridge above Cerise Creek. We had a great day. The Crew: Rob, Doug, Joe, Matry, Jeff, Grahame and Matt Joffre Peak in the background. On the uptrack, Duke in the background GQ makes tracks down towards Caspar Creek. Marty, ready…

Cerise Creek

Got out for good tour with a bunch of fun folks on my birthday this year. Winter is certainly happening on the Duffey!

Cerise Creek

Chris, Martin and I got out for some good early season skiing. We went up to Vantage Trees in the Cerise Creek area and found some great snow!

Mount Gillespi

Chris, Grahame and I got our for a great day trip in the Mamquam area. We scrambled up Gillespie, which is a very enjoyable day, most of which is spent in the alpine. Fun!

Cerro Piltriquitron Ski Descent

August 29, 2006 I spent my last full day in argentina summiting Piltriquitrón, also known Piltri, an interesting peak above El Bolson. There was a very cool refugio on route to the summit. Barney skins up towards Piltri. Nearing the summit. Matt at the summit. Skiing off the top. Good corn. More turns. Nearing the…

Cerro Lopez Ski Descent

August 28, 2006 I squeaked Cerro Lopez in at the end of my trip and I was quite happy to have gotten it. It’s very visible from town and makes a good ski destination for a day trip. We did this trip again starting at the lower trailhead, but instead of hiking up the road…

Cerro Challhauco Ski Descent

August 26, 2006 After my volcano tour with Pat I zipped back to Bariloche and was fortunate to hook up with Matt, Mia, Paul and Zach the next day for a fun ascent of Challhauco. The access is pretty harsh. Crazy roads with TONS of snow. Zach did a great job getting us there in…

Volcan Lonquimay Ski Descent

August 24, 2006 By the time Pat and went to ski Lonquimay we were in an awesome groove. We had a fantastic time skiing off thedos_gringos summit of Lonquimay and hit it at the right time. It was a great end to the volcano tour. Lonquimay. We climbed and descended the right hand flank. Pat…

Volcan Llaima Ski Descent

August 23, 2006 Volcan Llaima had the most interesting summit I’ve ever visisted. It also offered one of the best ski descents I’ve ever had. I had a goooooood day here! Llaima from farms below. We ascended the right hand skyline ridge and descended near the left hand skyline. Early start skinning up the ski…

Volcan Villarrica Ski Descent

August 22, 2006 This was our social summit. Villarrica is not wilderness, it’s a busy summit. Villarrica. The ascent route is up the right flank. Skinning above the ski hill. Bootpacking up to the ash stained summit. Pat at the summit. Descending off the top. Snow was a bit warm, but still fun. Opening it…

Volcan Lanin Ski Descent

August 20-21, 2006 Lanin is an awesome peak and made for a great 2 day ascent. Volcan Lanin Pat bootpacking up Dinner at the Refugio Windy conditions on the ascent. On the summit. Corn on the descent Below the hut. Near the base of Lanin.

Refugio Frey Ski Touring

August 15-18, 2006 You have to go to Frey. That’s the best way to sum it up. Follow this link for information on accessing Refugio Frey. Refugio Frey situated below some beautiful spires. Good ski terrain around Cerro Principal. Ascending towards Cerro Principal. Click for a larger version. Pat bootpacks to the run below Cerro…

Cerro Lopez Tree Skiing

August 10th, 2006 I hooked up with an american named James who lives near Bariloche for a day of tree skiing on Cerro Lopez. One of the great things about this tour is that it can be accessed from Bariloche without a car. You can take hte Number 10 Bus which goes to Colonia Suiza…

Pelion Mountain

Made the long trek up Sigurd Creek to Pelion Mountain. Though we made it to the ridge crest we were shut down from reaching the summit due to retreating snowpack from the upper section of the ridge.

Cheam Peak

June 11, 2006 Jonathan, Hugo and I went our for a day trip up Cheam. We had pretty much every type of weather thown at us during the day, but still managed to climb Cheam and get some great turns in. Check out Jonathan’s pictures from the day. OK, the whole spring skiing thing can…

Tricouni Peak

June 10, 2006 Dora and I had a great day ascending Tricouni Peak. We managed to drive to the trailhead and with an early start we had reasonable (but a bit sticky) corn for the descent. It was a great day to be out in the mountains! Ascending to the third lake. Tricouni Peak in…

Ruth Mountain

June 2006 Jonathan, Senja, Jasmin and I got out for a great day trip up Ruth Mountain. Weather help all day and we found some great corn skiing on the norht face. Ruth makes a great spring destination. Check out Jonathan’s pictures Senja works past some of the winter deadfall on the trail. Jonathan on…

Railroad Group: Locomotive Mountain

Todd and I hooked up with Pat and Dave for a trip into the Railroad Group. The forecast promised better conditions than we found, but we managed to push through the rain and cloud to find the summit of Locomotive. We had some reasonable turns down and then chilled for quite a while as patches…

Mount Shuksan White Salmon Glacier

May 14, 2006 Todd, Kari and I hooked up for an ascent of Mount Shuksan. Check out Todd’s pictures from the trip. It’s 3:06 am. Why are they smiling? Bootpacking up a steep pitch of the White Salmon Nearing the top of the White Salmon Glacier Todd bootpacks up Winnie’s Slide Heading towards Curtis Glacier…

Cloudburst Mountain

May 13, 2006 What a day! We had a great group, a great objective, perfect weather and fantastic spring corn. What more could you ask for? An early start begins with a short walk up the logging road. Breaking out of the short tree section into the alpine. Jen, Dora, Teresa and Antony pause at…

Slalok

April 30, 2006 Kari, Grahame and I got out for an excellent spring tour. We skied the north face of Slalok, descending the Stonecrop Glacier via the central couloir. The day was excellent, or as Kari would frequently say, “bittersweet!!” I was particularly happy about this day due to the fact that I had been…

Baker Backcountry

April 23, 2006 Dora and I got out for a day of backcountry skiing on Sunday. Unfortunately is was so warm that the motivation melted away along with the snowpack. Still, it was a day of great views and some fun touring. We wandered around the Table Mountain, Artist Point area and spent a good…

Rainbow Mountain Heli Drop

April 22, 2006 Jonathan put this amazing trip together, kudos to him for getting such a great crew and picking the right day. We burned some major dinosaurs and guaranteed ourselves a place off the list of local hardmen. It was an awesome day of turns with over 7000 ft of climbing and 12000 ft…

Phelix Creek

April 14-17, 2006 A group of us had planned to do the Blackcomb-Currie Traverse over Easter, but a bad weather forecast set us onto Plan B, Phelix Creek. It turned out to be a good decision and we had a great 4 days at the hut. It was a bit tricky to find the good…

Cloudburst Mountain

Despite a crummy forecast for the day, I went out with a good crew of folks to ski up Cloudburst Mountain. We pretty much stumbled the whole way up in the fog but managed to summit in the end. The ski down had some surprisingly good skiing! I was really impressed with the short drive…

Zoa Peak

As my spring break comes to a close Victoria and I head up to Zoa for a day of turns. It winds up being a better day than forecasted. In the past I’ve always come here during horrible avalanche conditions and never left the ridge. This time we manage to get four good runs in…

Vantage Ridge

Weather during March is fickle. A crappy forecast sinks our hopes to ski the Pemberton Icecap, so we head up for a day of tree skiing near Cerise Creek. This turns out to be another mini-epic. I lose my ski in a small slide and we spend two hours looking for it.

Wedgemount Lake

March 17-19, 2006 Chris, Martin and I went into Wedgemount Lake for a few days or touring. Though the trip wasn’t an epic, it certainly had some sideways moments. Day 1, Friday Not being the brightest crew we decided to start late in the day for our ascent to the hut. Low down the skins…

Place Glacier Traverse

March 11-13, 2006 We had planned to do the McBride Traverse, however a bad forecast for later in the week caused us to change our objectives. Instead we headed out to do the North Joffre Horseshoe, often referred to as the Place Glacier Traverse. The trip went really well and we were all very impressed…

Slalok Attempt

Despite some planning early in the week, the trip had that “thrown together at the last moment” feel. This is probably due to the fact that by the time I got in touch with grahame at 11:30 pm on friday night, he was half cut at a bar and thought the trip was off! Luckily…

Spearhead Traverse

February 19, 2006 With good avalanche conditions (danger was rated low across the board), a good weather forecast and fast travel conditions, it looked like the perfect time to head out on a long tour. I had wanted to do the Spearhead Traverse as a day trip (Spearhead-in-a-day) for some time. Stephen Ziff was super…

Cayoosh Mountain

February, 13, 2006 Grahame Quam, Jim Meldrum and I skied off the summit of Cayoosh Mountain.

Mount Matier Northwest Face

Febrauary 11, 2006 What an amazing day. We had an awesome group with a good vibe. things went really smooth. The objective The crew. Left to right: Matt Gunn, Jim Meldrum, Stephen Ziff, Chris Gooliaff, Martin Holloway, Grahame Matier as seen from the approach Skinning up Cabin Ridge Our first view of the northwest face…

Marriott Basin

February 8-10, 2006 Went to Marriott Basin with a St. George’s group. The weather and snow were awesome, which made for a great week.

Mount Sproatt

February 5, 2005 I had planned to ski up Sproatt with quite a crew on Sunday, but for whatever reason only Chris Gooliaff and I ended up at the trailhead. No matter, Chris and I were due for a trip down memory lane. Back in the old days, we couldn’t find other trip partners to…