South Lookout Pk. - Magnum Couloir


San Juan Range - CO

South Lookout Pk . - 13,380' 

“Magnum” Couloir


Almost pulled the plug on this tour due to the approaching storm and the huge apron we had to navigate with a likely suncrust from the clear warm day before. Indeed the storm closed in as we got to the apron above treeline. We made quick work of the firm apron with ski crampons, the storm intensified as we made it to the confines of the couloir. Then the reward, the chute was in an optimal direction for the strom and ended up catching and collecting about a foot of snow from the storm…good thing we didn’t pull the plug on the tour:)

Setting the pack - Kristin

Setting the pack - Kristin

 
Upper pitches - Kevin

Upper pitches - Kevin

 
Todd and Kevin

Todd and Kevin

 
Enjoying a slight break in the storm - Kristin

Enjoying a slight break in the storm - Kristin

 
About a foot of fresh collected in the chute during our climb - Todd

About a foot of fresh collected in the chute during our climb - Todd

 
Day Before from Yellow Mtn - Magnum Couloir

Day Before from Yellow Mtn - Magnum Couloir

 
Spring Pow - Kevin

Spring Pow - Kevin

 
Post Ski - Magnum Couloir

Post Ski - Magnum Couloir

 
Kristin

Kristin

Peak 1 - East Ridge to Southeast Face


Tenmile Range - CO

Peak 1 - 12,805' 

East Ridge to Southeast Face


With a perfectly timed weather window between a series of three storms Dave, Gary and I enjoyed a windless and mostly sunny jaunt up Peak 1… oh and the snow was untouched and perfect summit to car.

Summit Pitch - Dave

Summit Pitch - Dave

 
Butta - Gary

Butta - Gary

 
Life in the Alpine - Dave

Life in the Alpine - Dave

 
A pair of summits - Gary and Dave

A pair of summits - Gary and Dave

 
Summit - Dave

Summit - Dave

 
Tenmile Peak 12,933’

Tenmile Peak 12,933’

 
Dave with Tenmile Pk looming behind

Dave with Tenmile Pk looming behind

 
Off the summit of Peak 1 - Gary

Off the summit of Peak 1 - Gary