Northwest Couloir Climb

By:  Sam
December 7, 2011

The crux of the climb was a not-quite-filled-in, exposed, traverse above a cliff.


Once we got into the sun we stopped for a snack and a view.

Unsure of a bridge crossing ahead, we roped up for the traverse of the Hanging Glacier to the Upper Curtis Glacier


At about 1:45 we got to the Upper Curtis and switched over to skis.

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  1. Harvey44
    wrote on December 8th, 2011 at 11:11 am  

    Anxious moments? Beautiful photos.

  2. Greg
    wrote on December 8th, 2011 at 12:06 pm  

    looks like a fun day out! your description of the snow surface during the ski descent reminds me of some misadventrues on mt. washignton ;)

  3. I'm a crappy skier
    wrote on December 8th, 2011 at 3:56 pm  

    The last two photos are $. Just beautiful

  4. icelanticskier
    wrote on December 8th, 2011 at 8:00 pm  

    too firm to ski?! yer boot toes were hidden in it! you guys been out west too long;) getting soft, hehe

    nice report


  5. powhounddd
    wrote on December 8th, 2011 at 9:21 pm  

    An exhausting adventure on variable conditions sure beat a day in the office! Great photos. Thank you.

    Q: Is it Nortwest or Northwest couloir tho’?

  6. enjoyed
    wrote on December 13th, 2011 at 1:53 pm  

    thanks for the report fellas – so different than the east and fun to dream of

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