UNO - Day one consisted of the classic link-up between the V-notch and the Apocalypse couloirs. Both shots held perfect snow conditions and were a pleasure to ski. We skied the V-notch bottom up and dropped in just below the pinch. Three rappels took us into the Apocalypse where the ice fall was in condition to ski-through.
DOS - After hours of hemming and hawing, poking and prodding, our team of four settled on the Southern aspect of the Middle Teton: The Ellingwood and Chouinard couloirs. We skied the Ellingwood first in creamy powder-corn, then booted back up the Chouinard for some proper corn skiing. With Adam Fabricant cracking the whip, our team of four dragged ourselves up to the Teepee glacier and finished the day on the dike snowfield. Thousands of vertical feet of powder skiing brought up back to the car by just 3pm!
TRES - Tired, sore and sunburnt, Myself Noah and Matt (?) left taggart lake TH close to 8am with the Middle Teton Glacier route in mind. Maybe it was the weather forecast, but for a Saturday, I was surprised to see so few people out in Garnet Canyon.
with Stiff winds hitting us from the west, we booted up the thin SW couloir in neve and rime ice conditions. We were fortunate to top out with clearing skies and calming winds. After some route reconnaissance we opted to rappel into the start of the Middle Teton Glacier instead of skiing the East Face... it wouldn't have gone clean without a 6' air onto a steep snow flute in the face of some grim consequences.
We ended our day and the high pressure system with a descent of the Red Sentinel. Super fun three days out with some new really awesome ski Partners. Thanks Aaron and roommates for hosting me once again!