West Face of Peak 11,308′ – Lost River Range (photo 4/06)
Heather and I climbed the west chute on 11,308′ which is the obvious direct line to the summit. We then descended the bowl and hidden chute lookers left of the west chute.
Abundant cloud cover, intermittent snow squalls and short periods of sun were on tap for the day. Here is a picture show of our adventure.
Certain Death avalanche debris in the bottom of the West Chute
West Chute Approach
Steep and deep climbing into the upper bowl; complete with thick clouds and snow squalls!
After skiing the headwall below the summit and into the top of the couloir, Heather finally emerges from the storm above
Deep soft snow and a few thousand feet of couloir
Cautiously approaching the crux. The couloir below is hidden from any vantage point in the valley.
It goes! We were happy the rope stayed in my pack!
A memorable day on Memorial Day in the Lost River Range.