Terminal Cancer Couloir in Nevada has become quite a popular destination
ski descent, but will skiers and slednecks now be competing for first tracks?
Recently, the narrow, 30 degree couloir was ascended by a snowmobile. After the ascent, the snowmobiles were then helicoptered off the mountain instead of being ridden down.Â To me, the removal of the snowmobile by helicopter part is pretty lame and kind of takes the some of the radness away from this feat.Â Yeah, I’m sure it takes (a little) skill and guts to ride up a couloir like this, but having to heli off the dang thing IMHO is…well…sorta meh.
What’s the point of going up an objective if you can’t get down?Â If that’s the case,Â it seems like your objective wasn’t really meant to be done in the first placeÂ and you are only achieving your goal by throwing mass amounts ofÂ artificial power at it.Â I’m sure Ueli Steck’s speed record on the North Face of the Eiger would have been scrutinized if he got a ride down from the summit in a heli. No?