Spearhead Traverse Variation

By:  Sam
April 26, 2011



Allen and Mason (sporting the latest in spring skiing outer wear) take in the increasingly spectacular views.


(said view)


There were a lot of little dots out on the Spearhead that day…


…and we did our best to stay ahead of them.

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Nearing the base of the climb up Mount Iago, Allen began to get serious about skiing the steep west face of the mountian.

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As we got closer, the slope still looked skiable.

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11 Comments

  1. Lee Lau
    wrote on April 26th, 2011 at 2:12 pm  
    1

    Awesome! So many people get sucked into the standard routes – good for you on finding a local to hint at variations.

  2. Greg
    wrote on April 26th, 2011 at 3:39 pm  
    2

    That was great Sam! Let’s see some more on the list!

  3. christian
    wrote on April 26th, 2011 at 6:52 pm  
    3

    that looked pretty fun doods. haute route next?? :D

  4. Lionel Hutz
    wrote on April 26th, 2011 at 8:21 pm  
    4

    Just awesome. That’s why we sent you out there in the first place. (Well that and we couldn’t stand the smell around here anymore. )

  5. Anonymous
    wrote on April 27th, 2011 at 12:06 pm  
    5

    Is sam the only one that even skis anymore… We’re a little lacking in the trip report department from the east coast contingent. Good hustle though sam, looks fun.

  6. powhounddd
    wrote on April 27th, 2011 at 7:40 pm  
    8

    Anonymous?! WTH.

    Anyhoo, great TR, really dug the read. Looks like a real challenging traverse to do in a day. Whoa!

  7. Savant Skis
    wrote on April 29th, 2011 at 6:58 pm  
    9

    Sitting, sulking in a 75 degree house in the Bean……well done fellas looking forward to more diversions over the next months as I wait for the surf to swell again and wonder why I’m not in the PNW. BTW also thanks to the link to Jason Hummel – some great TR there as well………always enjoy the writing and pics-

    Brendan

  8. Peter
    wrote on April 30th, 2011 at 12:10 pm  
    10

    awesome work guys. That route has been on my life list for a long time.
    some year…..

  9. James
    wrote on May 7th, 2011 at 11:45 pm  
    11

    Sweet trip. Good to see spring is still serving up the hits

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