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Peak(s):  Mt. Harvard  -  14,420 feet
Post Date:  03/02/2010
Modified:  12/20/2013
Date Climbed:   02/28/2010
Posted By:  benners

 A Fine Day on Mt. Harvard: Summit Ski Descent   

TR here:


  • Comments or Questions

-     2011-02-04 17:22:16
Thank you all for your comments!


Thanks     2010-03-12 10:28:49
Great TR.


Thanks again, Ben!     2010-03-02 07:42:18
For an awesome day in the mountains, and for a nice writeup. Cheers!


Excellent !!!     2010-03-02 07:55:49
Great trip report and pictures as usual. Made good time for 20.5 miles even skiing.


Awesome Job!     2010-03-02 08:47:11
Great pictures... seems like a great day. Exciting to start seeing some SKI trip reports popping up on the front page!


nice report     2010-03-02 10:12:41
Yes nice report and photos, something refreshing to look at while stuck in the office


a job well done...     2010-03-02 12:23:07
deserves a hearty congratulations and words of praise for an solid effort in the high country of colorado. 14er ski season!


Dang!     2010-03-02 20:20:03
Nice going, gents. Great time, too. If I‘d seen these photos last night, I probably wouldn‘t have turned down an opportunity to be up there today and tomorrow in great weather - the summit ridge doesn‘t look as bad as I imagined it. (My host lucks out with a track... : )


Cool beans!     2010-11-30 10:28:49
Well - 8 hours to the summit. That's a hard won summit, but the descent looks like a blast. I just might have to do that one (even though I swore I wouldn't go back to Horn Fork Basin again).


Way to get it     2010-03-02 21:59:13
Nice job you guys! A lot more snow than when I was on Columbia a few weeks ago. That is a beautiful area in winter!


Sweet     2010-03-02 22:47:47
I wish we‘d been going faster but I had to be back in Denver by 7pm for my son‘s school fundraiser. If I didn‘t make that I‘d have been in the doghouse for months. We stopped at 11,300 about 10:30am realizing that it was pointless to go further.

This is a great winter line with manageable angles and not much exposure to steeps above.

Nicely done Ben and Matt. We should get out sometime for real.


Thanks     2010-03-03 09:10:32
Great pictures.


Nice job     2010-03-03 17:08:32
Cool trip report, looks like you got some great turns!


Glad Harvard was a success     2010-03-03 23:23:21
Good to see the weather was better in the Sawatch than the Mosquito sunday. My friend and I got electricuted on Buckskin. I can imagine some of the ”difficulties” on the way out, its not always over once your off the mountain. Nice work for a long day Ben.


From a non-skier     2010-03-04 07:58:58
Maybe it was the long lines at Mammoth, or the frou-frou shops at Monarch, or the hordes at Breck that did it, but I lost my taste for skiing and snowboarding a long time ago. But you take all that away, and it really is a beautiful thing, isn‘t it? Thanks for reminding me of that. Way to do it right, and safely, too. Great report.


Well done!     2011-05-02 08:23:28
That‘s quite the single day skin. Nice one guys. Good route selection. Looking forward to skiing some taller peaks again soon. I‘ve just been rather content with powder below 12,500ft the last 6 weeks.


12 hours...     2010-03-04 16:44:51
Harvard has a way of creating alot of 12 hour days doesn‘t it??? great report!


Nice job!     2010-03-05 07:47:33
What a long day. I don‘t think I am capable to do 20 miles in one day. Great TR and good job on getting it done safely.


Wow!     2010-03-05 15:09:50
Dreamlike views, unearthly calm weather - a day in the dance hall of the gods! Congrats and nice TR!


Great write-up!     2010-03-07 19:59:02
challenging day - love it!

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