5 Days in the Stuart Range

By:  Allen
March 22, 2013 6:59 pm | Category: Full Trip Report, Skiing

After getting down it was time to pack up and move camp, but not before taking some time to dry gear out. Stuart-40

One last look at the scenery (this is dragontail peak on the left, and yes there is a ski route down the face you are looking at). Colchuck is on the right and the Colchuck Glacier separates the two.

With camp moved closer to Stuart we only had a short approach before we were ascending the Sherpa Glacier.

Fridgid conditions on the north side gave way to sunny warm conditions on southeast facing terrain.

Just a little more bootpacking to reach the East Summit.

Time for more scenic skiing.


Back to the darkside for more glacial pow.

On the last day we skied a line on Argonaut, there was weather coming in and the snow wasn’t very good so the cameras never came out. We packed up camp and headed out. The deproach was a skin followed by a long winding trail ski out. Some road skiing topped it all off. A little melt down lower meant we couldn’t ski all the way to the car but we weren’t too far off.

Truly a great trip. I only would have changed one thing, next time I’m not going to bring a leaky sleeping pad. Man that was a real pain.

Thanks for reading!

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  1. mtl_ripper
    wrote on March 22nd, 2013 at 9:01 pm  

    thanks for that! what views from up on them thar peaks.

    wrote on March 23rd, 2013 at 11:29 am  

    Another great set of photos! Thanks for sharing!

  3. christian
    wrote on March 23rd, 2013 at 3:40 pm  

    awesome awesome awesome!

  4. Greg
    wrote on March 23rd, 2013 at 9:23 pm  
  5. Duke
    wrote on March 28th, 2013 at 7:59 am  
  6. Peter Wadsworth
    wrote on April 8th, 2013 at 12:28 pm  

    Can you link to an embiggened image of the Dragontail&Colchuck shot?

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