Initially for my reading week I had high aspirations of a multi day over night backcountry trip out in the Duffy Lake Road area. Conflicts with time off work mixed with mediocre snow reduced the trip down to a one night expedition out to Snow Spider hut, however avalanche hazard for friday went through the roof overnight and we decided to play it safe and only do a one day trip. I called David repeatedly this morning to wake him up to tell him of our change of plans and invite him along. He didn't take much convincing once he was awake. It was Davids first real day of touring after his AST 1 and Landon and I wanted to try a new mountain, so we decided to head up Rohr, the mountain across the valley from Chief Pascal. It was an interesting walk straight up the mountain, following a skin track that took us through some pretty tight trees and tested Davids skills at kick turns for the first time. At the top, we dropped into a few steep chutes and had triggered a few shallow slabs which was extremely unnerving. All in all it was a successful day in the backcountry.
|Yum PB and J|
|Up the skin track into the whiteout|
|Checking out Landons new map|
|Landon getting a bit of fresh|
|David catching some air in the pillows|
Check out the helmet cam footage from the two days. Featuring Landon and Tristan (sorry David, didn't really get any of you).