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kamtron
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April 2-3 Forbidden Tour
« on: 04/08/16, 03:38 PM »

EZE and I had a fun time moving through the mountains last weekend, following the classic Forbidden tour.

Route: (Day 1) Left the car at 10 am, over Sharkfin col, short ski of the Boston, tour up to N ridge of Forbidden, skied the Forbidden glacier at sunset. (Day 2) Across moraine lake and up onto the Inspiration glacier quickly as the sun got higher, took the direct route to Eldorado easily finding our way up the glaciers. Took a long break on Eldorado's lower ridge, left some gear for a lap off the summit. Quick skin back to the stash and down-and-out to the car.

Snow conditions: Funky, heavy, wet snow pretty much everywhere. We were able to ski from near mile 22 with only a few short carries in the lower trail through the forest. Breakable crust on the Forbidden glacier. We found nice wind-buff chalk due N at the summit of Eldorado. Corn was almost setting up on the NE and E aspects when we skied down around 2-3 pm. We moved fast to get away from all steep faces which were shedding their winter coats relentlessly.  The glaciers were very "fat" but we noticed a number of hidden crevasses which will soon be open. The boulder field was filled in all the way back to the forest.

Weather: Clouds on the peaks Saturday which lifted by late afternoon. Sunday was gorgeous and warm.
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Re: April 2-3 Forbidden Tour
« Reply #1 on: 04/08/16, 04:24 PM »

EZE riding the Forbidden glacier


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Re: April 2-3 Forbidden Tour
« Reply #2 on: 04/08/16, 08:09 PM »

Good work, Kam! Put up some more photos, plz
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Re: April 2-3 Forbidden Tour
« Reply #3 on: 04/10/16, 10:32 AM »

Dude sick man
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Re: April 2-3 Forbidden Tour
« Reply #4 on: 04/11/16, 07:55 AM »

Awesome Kam!  Yeah, more pics plz!
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Re: April 2-3 Forbidden Tour
« Reply #5 on: 04/11/16, 06:16 PM »

Skiing the trail
Skinning steep alder (EZE photo)
Boston Basin views


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Re: April 2-3 Forbidden Tour
« Reply #6 on: 04/11/16, 06:17 PM »

Sharkfin climb (EZE photo)
Rappel
Skiin' Boston (EZE photo)


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Re: April 2-3 Forbidden Tour
« Reply #7 on: 04/11/16, 06:19 PM »

(All EZE photos)
Boston basin & skiing the Forbidden


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Re: April 2-3 Forbidden Tour
« Reply #8 on: 04/11/16, 06:21 PM »

(All EZE photos)
Camp
Starting the climb out from Moraine lake


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Re: April 2-3 Forbidden Tour
« Reply #9 on: 04/11/16, 06:24 PM »

Sketchy traverse w/o crampons (EZE photo)
Relaxing transition
Eldorado ahead (EZE photo)


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Re: April 2-3 Forbidden Tour
« Reply #10 on: 04/11/16, 06:28 PM »

(EZE photos)
Forbidden behind
Classic Eldo summit shots


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Re: April 2-3 Forbidden Tour
« Reply #11 on: 04/11/16, 06:29 PM »

Skinning into the sun
Eldorado glacier (EZE photo)
Wrecking feet (EZE photo)


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Re: April 2-3 Forbidden Tour
« Reply #12 on: 04/11/16, 06:30 PM »

You asked for more photos....
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Re: April 2-3 Forbidden Tour
« Reply #13 on: 04/11/16, 06:36 PM »

2 more:
Forbidden (EZE photo)
Boston glacier


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Re: April 2-3 Forbidden Tour
« Reply #14 on: 04/11/16, 07:29 PM »

Way to get! Nice pics there Too! All of them...
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Re: April 2-3 Forbidden Tour
« Reply #15 on: 04/12/16, 08:32 AM »

nice! How far down were you able to ski off of Eldorado?
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Re: April 2-3 Forbidden Tour
« Reply #16 on: 04/13/16, 01:11 PM »

Nice trip kamtron! way to go.
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Re: April 2-3 Forbidden Tour
« Reply #17 on: 04/13/16, 01:27 PM »

How far down were you able to ski off of Eldorado?
All the way to the end of the boulder field.
Other notes: Bergschrund on the Boston side of Sharkfin was crossable on a bridge that may melt out soon. Big question is, Will the lake melt out before the road reopens?
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