Altarondacks — Episode 1
After years of looking at this peak beckoning in the distance, finally we got to look at her snowfields from up close. The anticipation of schuss was palpable.
Jessie busted to the front.
We continually checked the snow stability on our ascent, took a short break at the summit, and then dropped in for some great high elevation pow turns.
Back up for another? “Heck yeah!” says Jake. He rips skins again above another fresh steep line off the summit.
These were certainly some of the most satisfying turns of my life, maybe not the steepest/deepest/gnarliest, but certainly the culmination of years of anticipation executed on a perfect day with good friends, off a beautiful “Western” peak.
Still several more days of truck camping and skiing left in this week. Stay tuned for Episode 2?
About Peter Wadsworth:
He’s an enginerd by day, a skinning fanatic by dusk and dawn. Unlike the rest of Famous Internet Skiers he has never skied in a climbing harness, he’s scared of hucking anything bigger than 6”, and he hasn’t drank a MHL in years. He was, however, made a Cloudveil Mountain Ambassador for his love of all kinds of backcountry skiing in the Northeast and taking photos to share the stoke with others. Most dawns&dusks he’s joined in the skin track by his partner Jessie and his celebrity dog Carter, both of whom work and ski harder than him.
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