Little Superior SE Face, UT

By:  Greg
February 16, 2010

A bit wider, and a few seconds later…

Between accepting moments of exposure, and finding islands of safety we had no problems managing the upper face. As we descended we knew so too did the risk of buried facets. With that in the back of our mind, morale improved, and skiing tilted from scary-scary to scary-fun. Dwyer let it ALL hang out.

Porter “I-get-deeper-than-most” Haney. (Note: Our tracks are visible in the background upper left. Mixed cliff bands visible lower left. Terrain trap out of sight behind foreground lower left)


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  1. Dwyer
    wrote on February 16th, 2010 at 11:16 am  

    Nary was there a tastier Bud Dry consumed than when we reached the road to gaze back up at the splendor of that magnificent line.

    • Greg
      wrote on February 16th, 2010 at 11:19 am  

      INDEED! Of all the pictures I snapped that day, I can NOT believe that I didn’t get a shot of that refreshing Dry Brew popping open to greet the glorious crisp Wasatch air.

  2. Ben
    wrote on February 16th, 2010 at 11:50 am  

    Nicely done! I’d already heard about it, but it was still great reading…

    Superior really is an amazing mountain. You’ll have to get back out there sometime and ski from the top!

  3. powhounddd
    wrote on February 16th, 2010 at 1:44 pm  
  4. christian
    wrote on February 16th, 2010 at 5:39 pm  
  5. Mike Austin
    wrote on February 16th, 2010 at 7:56 pm  

    Nicely played lads…

  6. Micky O
    wrote on February 17th, 2010 at 5:06 am  

    Must get out west soon!!!

  7. Ben L.
    wrote on February 17th, 2010 at 9:08 am  

    Sweet. I was out there the week before x-mas and superior was looking pretty bones. Glad you guys got it better. Greg: have you ever skied off the back of superior? Great tour is off of back, up cardiac, down back side then about 5,000 vert to BCC. Probably too early for you guys to do that this year but it is an amazingly long decent with a great skin/ski ratio.

    • Greg
      wrote on February 22nd, 2010 at 9:21 pm  

      Hey Ben, no I haven’t been into Cardiac yet, but plan to as soon as conditions permit. It was on the list, but that bowl faces a good bit more north, and featured a good bit more facets. People were hitting the far skier’s left portion of Cardiac before it turns into a rock wall, and even that was beyond our comfort zone. There were very few tracks right up under Superior in Cardiac… people really weren’t really willing to risk it. Thanks for the comment!

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