The couloir laughing at my unfounded confidence behind my back. It was a long climb.
Lots of drudgery and trudgery...
Paul crests the final ridge! Hurrah! Travis close behind... (me like these pics)
It took us a bit longer than expected to summit this beast, so the snow was a little slushy on the way down. That didn't stop us from enjoying the moment. Travis had a little extra excitement as he surfed a wetslide for a couple hundred feet near the top. Action shots follow... thanks for the great pics, guys.
Please take note of my artistic sky fade...
A fun chute section to finish things off.
After scarfing some pizza, watching Planet B-Boy (and trying some of their moves on the carpet--rug burn, ouch) and ~10 hrs of sack time, we mustered the strength to seek out some more turns up on Loveland Pass. Fortunately (and probably necessarily) no hiking was involved. At Loveland Pass, you can ski from the top of the pass down to a switchback and hitchhike your way back up. About 5 runs was enough for us. Thanks for coming out guys. Let's bag another next spring.