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andyski
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Lost skis in SW chutes
« on: 06/30/17, 08:39 PM »

Reward for a pair of skis was left at about the 9,800 mark in SW chutes last weekend. They were left skiers left of the mainline, above a prominent rock band and rib. Could have fallen from there since last weekend. They are Blizzards. I'm in Seattle.
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Re: Lost skis in SW chutes
« Reply #1 on: 07/01/17, 01:52 PM »

There has got to be more to this story but do I hope you get em back.
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Re: Lost skis in SW chutes
« Reply #2 on: 07/05/17, 03:31 PM »

Also interested in the story here.
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Re: Lost skis in SW chutes
« Reply #3 on: 07/05/17, 08:08 PM »

Skied the chutes this past Monday...didn't spot any lonely skis, but I hadn't seen this post at the time and wasn't looking for them.

Don't hold out on us! How did you leave a pair in the chutes? Glissade was just too damn appealing?
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El Destructor
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Re: Lost skis in SW chutes
« Reply #4 on: 07/12/17, 08:04 AM »

a pair of skis was left

Left behind vs. ski released and lost em?  Please tell more!
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Re: Lost skis in SW chutes
« Reply #5 on: 07/12/17, 04:21 PM »

Will trade full story for skis Smiley.

FA: you'll get the full version in L4, hopefully in early December.

Had to do with a self-rescue in my party. Needed to get out of the skis to get somewhere rocky, but the very touchy exit required moving fast due to immediate overhead hazard from snow/rocks via a route that didn't allow for a quick/safe ski recovery  Cry.
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Re: Lost skis in SW chutes
« Reply #6 on: 07/12/17, 05:27 PM »

Major props for the self-rescue and stepping up big time to help out your party member!
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El Destructor
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Re: Lost skis in SW chutes
« Reply #7 on: 07/12/17, 10:51 PM »

good on ya, Andy!
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andyski
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Re: Lost skis in SW chutes
« Reply #8 on: 07/13/17, 12:47 PM »

Thanks all. As is often the case, the self-rescuer was the one that stepped up the most.

Lemme know if skis show up this weekend!
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Re: Lost skis in SW chutes
« Reply #9 on: 07/19/17, 04:35 PM »

I looked around and traversed far over on Sunday, but I suspect that I ended up ~200' too low when I entered that unskied chute, as well as a little bit too far to the skier's right still.
Unfortunately I wasn't able to look again on Monday since I was solo and hence didn't want to be wandering too far away from the beaten path.
Plus I had some concern about rockfall that far left (especially how those unskied lines end up down low...).

Here's the view looking down from where I was probably the closest on Sunday.  I suspect that I needed to do from that point was to hike back up ~200' vertical to the ascender's right.  Then again, I could have been at the right spot yet missed the skis even if they were there among rocks -- last year's experience at the base of the SW Chutes made me realize how even a large red object can look like yet another rock from a distance.
[Edit, whoops, no view yet -- max file size is still 260k here?!?]
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