Peak(s):  North Apostle  -  13,860 feet
Date Posted:  05/13/2013
Modified:  05/14/2013
Date Climbed:   05/11/2013
Author:  cjw
 North Apostle   

Saturday we went for a ski in the Three Apostles area with the objective of skiing Ice Mountain. The road was open perhaps a quarter mile past Winfield. So this led to a four mile approach up the valley (6.5 miles to summit) which we were able to skin from the car all the way to the summit.

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North Apostle, Ice Mountain, and West Apostle.


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Ice Mountain.


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North Apostle and Ice Mountain.


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Looking up the Ice Couloir.


As we got closer to the base of the couloir and pole pushes were still going in a full 50% of the pole length, we realized there was no way the two of us were going to boot up 900 feet of knee deep. At this point we decide to go for North Apostle and we skirt lookers left under the cliff band.

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Looking down the east face....


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West Apostle


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Time for some skiing.


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Mt Blaurock and Ervin Peak (above Winfield)


A really spectacular day out there.



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 Comments or Questions
Elliot


Hell yea!
05/14/2013 01:24
Great weather great conditions and plenty of snow to go back for Ice later in the season


mtnfiend


holy crap....
05/14/2013 04:44
the fridge is stacked!


BillMiddlebrook


Cool
05/14/2013 12:02
Nice job, Chris!
That view in #5 is what this sh!t is all about - very nice. Look at all that friggin' snow...


geojed


Spectacular!
05/14/2013 13:27
Very cool! Some of my favorite peaks there.

Check out those gnarly cornices in pic #11 & 12


benners


Thanks
05/14/2013 14:21
for the beta and some incredible photos! Amazing how stacked the Sawatch is right now.



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