By: randosteve|Posted on: January 10, 2008|Posted in: Broken Link to Photo/Video, Disappointment Peak, The Tetons | 6 comments

 Steve Romeo climbs Irenes Couloir on Disappointment Peak
Randosteve boots up a couloir on Disappointment Peak
as spindrift falls from above. Photo: Reed Finlay

I got out on Wimpy’s yesterday and with 2′ of fluffy snow blanketing the slope it was unbelievable . Broke trail from the Maverick cut-off the whole way with rando racer Scott Coldiron who is in town from Boulder/Spokane for the race at Targhee this weekend. Unfortunately now I’m resting for the race….and not skiing for a couple days. On Wimpy’s, the skiing was over my head at times and the trailhead markers are now all buried…a sure sign of a growing snowpack. The village will probably hit a 100′ base by this weekend. Man, what a season so far.

I did some skiing on Disappointment Peak in the Park last week and put together a video that I will post tomorrow. Here are a couple sample pics.

And here is an article from the JHNG about the Unskiabowl rescue. For the record, the last thing I wanted to be doing was testing my fire starting skills and non of us rescuers were huddled next to the fire…we were curled up in bivy sacks and/or moving around to try and stay warm.

 Steve Romeo follows Chris Onefur up Irene's Couloir
Steve Romeo follows Chris Onufer through a rocky
section of couloir on Disappointment Peak.
Photo: Reed Finlay