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 Peak(s):  Torreys Peak  -  14,267 feet
 Post Date:  04/14/2012
 Date Climbed:   04/10/2012
 Posted By:  weston19

 Video Trip Report   

Here is a video trip report from Torreys. The road is pretty much melted out at the time of writing, although some areas do still have some snow that could be difficult for 2wd vehicles in the afternoon when the snow softens up a bit (anyone with 4wd it is a cake walk and we did see 2wd vehicles in the lot). That being said looks like lots of people have already been skiing this line this season but either way we had great weather and lots of fun getting this line in despite the low snow year. Enjoy.



Also I will be adding a full write up on my website later this week,

www.climbcolorado.wordpress.com

(for those of you really trying to kill time see more adventures around the world at www.travelwithwestonanddana.com )

 


  • Comments or Questions (8)
pioletski



Sweet video!     2012-04-14 11:48:10
I'm guessing you had at least 2 different cameras... videography is a new thing for me, since winning a GoPro in a raffle last spring!
Didja get any more footage of Serbousek on his telemark skis? The guy's pretty good. Thanks for making this.


tylermacguire


Great Video     2012-04-14 13:42:07
Cool meeting you guys on the summit and what a great day!


saxlover


nice!     2012-04-15 20:10:15
decemeberists! nice


14ers_and_13ers

Sweet video!     2012-04-15 22:01:32
Do you think crampons would be required for this?


weston19

Crampons     2012-04-16 10:24:01
We got some new snow over the weekend that would probably allow for easy kick steps, although I have not been up above 12,000' to see how everything is bonding with our spring snowpack. I would carry an ax or a whippet either wayfor the very top portion just in case. We did run into very short sections (30-50') that were shaded by rocks and were more difficult to kick a step although had we traversed to the lookers right side of the Dead Dog we probably could have even avoided this. All said and done I think the day we went up it could be done without crampons, but it would probably just take excellent timing and a little more care and work (rather than just putting our heads down and going straight up).


maverick_manley


Nice video     2012-04-16 13:54:33
Thanks for posting. Did you use a GoPro Hero 2? How is the user-interface for zooming in and out with gloves on? Do you think an accessibly mounted wireless remote for recording on/off would come in handy while in motion?


taylorzs



extreme snowshoeing?     2012-04-17 07:55:33
haha, thanks for the video Weston. I enjoyed it. Good to see you at 4 at 4 the other day too. Lets get out and ride this season.


atalarico


Beautiful!     2012-04-21 10:11:48
Very well done video! I'm loving how many people are getting into videos now with ”affordable” helmet cams! I really want to do this descent but I think a hip injury will keep it from me this year. Glad to live vicariously through your video!



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