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 Peak(s):  Longs Peak  -  14,255 feet
 Post Date:  05/18/2009 Modified: 12/15/2013
 Date Climbed:   05/16/2009
 Posted By:  benners

 Another Tango with Longs: Spring Ski Descent   

TR here:


  • Comments or Questions
Easy Rider

Congrats.     2011-02-04 17:22:15
12 hrs notice was a little short don't you think?


Nice!     2009-05-19 02:38:56
Great Trip Report! Looks like you guys had an awseome day


Nice work!     2009-05-19 09:18:28
You guys play very nice....congrats on that rare route


Great report!     2009-05-19 09:57:07
Hey Ben,
I can tell you‘ve become addicted to 14‘er skiing! Great report and pics. Boy a LOT of snow up there still. Hey! Maybe the first ski decent of Keiners?!? :-)


Ha!     2009-05-19 10:35:56
First ski descent or not, I can‘t wait for summer climbing season Tom!


palisades     2009-05-19 11:16:03
really add to that experience and stirs the readers imagination. What an aesthetic route. 14 hours isn‘t all that bad at all. Nice job all around.


Nice     2009-05-19 11:34:03
Awesome climb and TR. Love the ascent. Great job. Great pics too!!


Nice     2009-05-19 11:50:43
Strong work gents!


AWESOME!     2009-05-19 14:38:17
Good job guys! I still am thinking I wouldn‘t have been ready to ski that. The photo of Marc climbing the crux is crazy. Way to climb and ski it in style. And wonderful TR, Ben!


Still holding.     2009-05-19 23:46:28
Longs is giving it up this year. Great work and timing fellas.


Well Done!     2009-05-20 12:53:12
Excellent conditions, way to get the timing right!


12 hours notice     2011-05-02 08:23:28
Sorry that wasn't enough heads up Jarrett. We didn't get the confirmation that Longs was still skiable until late Thursday.

Another well put together TR Ben.


Thanks all     2009-05-21 12:46:44
This sure was satisfying to get to say the least, I appreciate the comments.


Good shite...     2009-05-21 16:42:46
Solid showing climbing the North Face in ski boots, unprotected... . Good show fellas. I am in awe.


Thanks Mav!     2009-06-06 17:56:21
Wasn‘t that you climbing an iced over Little Bear in March? I bet that day had more pucker than our day on Longs 8).

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