Thursday, February 17, 2011

Attempt 2: Fail

Martin Luther King Day really screwed us over with that rain. The high alpine terrain is a solid sheet of ice, all the snowfall since has entirely blown off. We decided to go for Red Baldy out of Snowbird's Gad 2 gate. The access would take us up Red Stack, another 11,000 foot peak, but we had a huge epic fail. We didn't all have ice axes and crampons. We quickly found ourselves on a long solid sheet of ice.

Bailing off of the face, we hit some classic slack-country. It was tracked, but still soft enough to really enjoy some turns. Once again a failure that didn't feel quite like a failure.

One of the AF Twins.

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