I skied Apocalypse Couloir with Harder last week. It was Brian’s first time skiing it and that gave me a good excuse to let him do most of the trail breaking. Thanks Bra! I also used it as a way to get my mind right so to speak and it was the first run on my new Black Diamond Stigma/Dynafit TLT Classic spring skiing setup.
Conditions were variable to say the least and the snow was pretty crappy, ranging from boiler plate to breakable windslab and you had to read the snow to find the best line. The good part was that the Apocalypse is way filled in this year and we were able to make turns all the way through the crux (maybe 5′ of side-slipping…for those counting).
Anyway, I hope people can take this for what it is…a fun ski mountaineering video in cool terrain put to good music…at least for me. This time it’s just Eddie with “End of the Road”, from the Into the Wild soundtrack. Here is the YuTube link. Thanks for visiting…PEACE!
what a great video. i skied it twice in one week it was so good. was the thing spitting on ya, or was it a cool and calm ascent. good to see ya skiing some teton lines again. this spring is gonna be epic. i just might get my 52 peaks done. bring on the powder.
Just skied it yesterday. It wasn’t too bad, firm windpack in the upper couloir, and smooth firm corn in the bottom half. I couldn’t believe how filled in it was. Really cool ice features in the narrows.The cave up top is a great chill spot. What happened with the SE on Buck?
The SE seemed to be heating up really fast that day…until the high clouds came in that made things look even worse.
It was a no go.
care to comment on Vimeo hosting, rather than Youtube?
I have to say, Steve, the new video server provides much better resolution as you said but it comes at a slow up load speed. Nonetheless, after walking away to let it do its thing, I watched it on Dina’s large screen Mac with nice speakers and it was a cut above Youtube, for sure. One just does not get the instant fix the Youtube gives. Thanks for the cool day.
Nice, love the Youtube ski footage. The lower quality and previously mentioned instant fix just grab me. The resolution is just bad enough that I can easily manipulate the snow conditions weather and terrain features to better suit me as I day dream through my work day.