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4apr2015, silverton, sultan
« on: 04/05/15, 09:23 AM »

Skied Sultan Mountain, ~13,360 ft yesterday.  Micah and I loaded our packs and walked to the first switchback above town on the highway, then changed into ski boots and booted up a steep ridge with remarkably consolidated and supportable snow for the Rockies.

First view of Sultan Mountain.  First we skied directly from the summit down through a hidden chute, then we climbed to the minor summit on the ridge on the right and skied the little chute down that.


Nice views above town on the ridge.


I had a scary binding failure after the little chute.  Glad it didn't happen in a more importune place! 

Nice recycled alpine pow off the summit.


Great turns.


Might be the first time I've liked a picture somebody took of me with an iPhone?


Climbing for the second ski objective, Sultan in the background.


Epic creamed corn.







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« Reply #1 on: 04/05/15, 10:46 AM »

I had a scary binding failure after the little chute.  Glad it didn't happen in a more importune place! 

Glad to see that you're still ski mountaineering down there, Sky. What kind of binding and what failed? Any pics?


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« Reply #2 on: 04/05/15, 08:59 PM »

It was a 1st generation Plum Guide and one wing of one toe made a clean break, no way to salvage it, had to ski 2,000 vf with some steep bits on one ski.  I remember seeing a report of something like this on TGR years ago when the bindings were first released and perhaps newer versions have been modified.  Will likely post a picture of the binding later.  Glad not to have lost the ski; it still has plenty of life remaining!



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« Reply #3 on: 04/05/15, 11:51 PM »

Nice tele turn
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« Reply #4 on: 04/06/15, 07:37 AM »

https://youtu.be/6z9Cg46Nktw?t=3m51s

Should have sent it full throttle anyways. One of my favorite "ski movies"
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« Reply #5 on: 04/06/15, 09:42 AM »

Thanks for the TR - awesome outfit.  Glad nothing serious happened with the breakage, yikes!
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« Reply #6 on: 04/13/15, 08:14 PM »

Great pic of Silverton down in the distance in the 2cnd or so photo. 

I have a customer in Durango and always look forward to driving the million dollar hwy south out of Ouray thru Silverton from CB, CO.   What a beautiful area!

Very stable conditions for sure this spring.

Thx for posting. Tony
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