Peak(s):  Mt. Harvard  -  14,420 feet
Date Posted:  03/02/2010
Modified:  01/04/2018
Date Climbed:   02/28/2010
Author:  benners
 A Fine Day on Mt. Harvard: Summit Ski Descent   

TR here:

 Comments or Questions

Thanks again, Ben!
03/02/2010 14:42
For an awesome day in the mountains, and for a nice writeup. Cheers!


Excellent !!!
03/02/2010 14:55
Great trip report and pictures as usual. Made good time for 20.5 miles even skiing.


Awesome Job!
03/02/2010 15:47
Great pictures... seems like a great day. Exciting to start seeing some SKI trip reports popping up on the front page!


nice report
03/02/2010 17:12
Yes nice report and photos, something refreshing to look at while stuck in the office


a job well done...
03/02/2010 19:23
deserves a hearty congratulations and words of praise for an solid effort in the high country of colorado. 14er ski season!


03/03/2010 03:20
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... : )


Way to get it
03/03/2010 04:59
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!


03/03/2010 05:47
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.

03/03/2010 16:10
Great pictures.


Nice job
03/04/2010 00:08
Cool trip report, looks like you got some great turns!


Glad Harvard was a success
03/04/2010 06:23
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
03/04/2010 14:58
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.


12 hours...
03/04/2010 23:44
Harvard has a way of creating alot of 12 hour days doesn‘t it??? great report!


Nice job!
03/05/2010 14:47
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.

03/05/2010 22:09
Dreamlike views, unearthly calm weather - a day in the dance hall of the gods! Congrats and nice TR!


Great write-up!
03/08/2010 02:59
challenging day - love it!


03/12/2010 17:28
Great TR.


Cool beans!
11/30/2010 17:28
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).


02/05/2011 00:22
Thank you all for your comments!


Well done!
05/02/2011 14:23
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.

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