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May 11-14, 2012, Forbidden Tour
« on: 05/28/12, 07:55 PM »

This post is definitely late, but perhaps I'll be forgiven since it is my first post  Smiley

Doing the forbidden tour specifically is a dream I've had for about 3 years now--but more generally, doing a ski traverse over glaciated terrain and high alpine peaks is a dream I've had since I was 13 and started tele skiing on 3 pin bindings, 190 skis that were 60 cm wide, and short leather boots.

As you can see from the video and pictures linked below we had phenomenal conditions--blue skies and smooth corn.  Thanks to Forest for a truly spectacular experience and for teaching me in the ways of safe glacier travel and route finding in the North Cascades.

Since we had four days to do the traverse we spent our time taking in the amazing scenery and doing as much side skiing as we could--I particularly enjoyed the 3000 plus descent on the Forbidden glacier down to Moraine Lake.  Probably one of my favorite ski runs ever.  I also enjoyed some runs down the McAllister Glacier with the Tepeh Towers, Dorado Needle, Crevasses and Ice fall as an amazing back drop.  Two laps down Eldorado were mind blowing.  And a final descent down the Eldorado glacier was again... near perfect.

I love this place!

Here's the link to the blog post and video:

http://forestmcbrian.com/?p=681

And a million pictures:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/danpeck/sets/72157629794148352/

I spend my spare moments looking through these pictures reliving the trip.... and planning for more in the future, very soon!


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