Endless Winter: a Picture Show


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

Still going!

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.

~Dean Lords


4 responses to “Endless Winter: a Picture Show

  1. Very nicely done, you two! Hard to believe the conditions you found…essentially June and it still looks like March..in the LRR no less!

  2. Amazing conditions, even if it was January! Nice shot of the couloir… Looks fun.


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