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April 21, 2014, K Country, Mt. Chester Success
« on: 04/22/14, 11:06 AM »

The Revelstoke 4th street skimo team has had some ups and downs over the last few days. After our last glorious day attempting Mt. Chester our missions have been wrought with broken boots, soupy snow, and minimal success...until recently. Two of our team members, including myself, have broken the lean lock bar on Sportiva Spectres and Scott Cosmos touring boots two days apart from each other. We quickly replaced our boots instead of waiting for the month long warranty process to kick us back new boots. From the 17th to the 19th we romped around K country skiing a variety of conditions on Hero Knob and Mt. Engadine ranging from blower faceshots to deep schmoo. On the 20th we skied Mt. Hector but stopped 150m from the summit at the glacial headwall as one of our members was still using his broken cosmos boot and didn't wish to ski the steeps in walkmode. The rest of the run was fairly fun meadow skipping through the crevasses enjoying the 30cm of new fluff.

Yesterday we went and got redemption on Mt. Chester. It looked as though we were the first to ski the run since we attempted it last week. Somewhat deep boot packing through the lower and mid sections turned to waist deep wallowing for the top 4th of the chute as it had not sluffed with the new snow due to the more laid back angle at the top. The ski down was fantastic with deep pooder on all but the far skiers right side of the line which had a weak sun crust.

High FL today so we are taking a day off. Hopefully tomorrow brings new snow and freezing temps so we can continue to enjoy winter 2.0

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