Thursday, April 29, 2010

Tioga Pass to June Lake Ski Tour

Ken Corathers skinning up to the Kuna Crest, Tioga Pass in the
background. We had a wonderful 3-day trip, with great snow, weather,
and the most beautiful mountain scenery.

Looking through the pass towards Banner Peak and Mount Lyell

Doug taking off the skins for the downhill run

Ken on Donahue Pass, morning of the 3rd day, heading home

Almost home, great skiing down to June Lake with Banner Peak in
the background.

Winter Ascent, East Face, Mt. Whitney

Woody White approaching Mount Whitney in the morning light

The Washboard in winter conditions

High up the Giant Staircase

Woody on a variant pitch at the top of the
Giant Staircase

Monday, April 5, 2010

Bridelvail Falls, CO, WI 5+, Jan. 2010 with Constantine Severis

A Jeff Lowe classic, Bridelvail Falls is one of America's best known
and coolest ice climbs. Three Pitches of interesting and hard climbing.

The climb follow the right hand ice flow, the left is off limits with power cable and sewage lines under the ice, eeww !

Constantine Severis on the 1st pitch.

We had great ice early season ice on Bridelvail.

Constantine in great form !

Con after the battle !

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Trans-Sierra Ski Tour, March 2010

Bill Becher, writer for the New York Times, and Larry Baugher enjoy winter conditions across Tioga Lake

Winter Conditions ? Glad we were reminded ! As if the single digit temps at night didn't.

Bill and Larry ski past Pywiack Dome, Tuolumne Meadows

Skinning up the south side of Mount Watkins prior to a great descent

Lee Vining, THE BARD IS BACK ! March 2010

March Stepovich on Hobnail Boots

Hobnail Boots, Pitch 3

Hobnail Boots, crux pitch, a very cool runnel

Mark Stepovich