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Re: Ski Mountaineering newbie

Postby Gueza » Sun Dec 09, 2012 7:04 pm

scramble wrote:
does anyone have some suggestions for good low-avy-risk ski descents? if anybody wants to shout out some routes you've enjoyed in the past, it would be great to get some more ideas.



Mt. Elbert's East Ridge
Quandary's East Ridge
Mt. Sherman South Slopes
Mt. Bierstadt West Slopes
(One section of the road up to Guanella pass from the North switchbacks through and below slopes steep enough to slide)
The West Slope directly off Berthoud Pass Summit
Saint Mary's Glacier

These all have fairly low avy danger
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Re: Ski Mountaineering newbie

Postby MountainMedic » Tue Dec 11, 2012 3:31 am

Conundrum Couloir is a fun ski with low risk in the late spring, but I'd stay away from it in the dead of winter...not too helpful, I know. It was my first 14er (with Castle) and wasn't too overwhelming.

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