Months ago we blogged about our son Louie’s college pick. Your comments were super helpful in the process of finding a school. The young man made his pick a few days ago: Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington. All factors pointed to the choice. Burly skiing, various design degree programs, outdoor oriented culture, to name a few. It was a tough decision and I give Louie credit for carefully examining all the pros and cons of several awesome schools he got admission approval for. So there you go, another ski partner for you Baker fanatics, and I hope to meet some of you while up there visiting!
We were so clueless with the college process that we hired admissions consultant Carolyn Williams to keep us on track. Cost of which was easily canceled out (and exceeded) by time savings and max financial aid. Thanks Carolyn!
What about Capitol Peak here in Colorado? It now has four ski routes. Yesterday Frank Konsella, Pam Rice, Pete Sowar and Chris Webster connected the upper east face with their “Secret Couloir.” Zip, another new route down what used to be thought as the hardest fourteener to find ski routes on, let alone climb. One rappel required. That makes four routes total. This latest is a super nice line that will probably become the standard way of skiing Capitol. Check out (defunct link removed 2015). Good example of how some rope work can open up many new lines that would otherwise be inaccessible. Congratulations to this crew for a job well done!
WildSnow.com publisher emeritus and founder Lou (Louis Dawson) has a 50+ years career in climbing, backcountry skiing and ski mountaineering. He was the first person in history to ski down all 54 Colorado 14,000-foot peaks, has authored numerous books about about backcountry skiing, and has skied from the summit of Denali in Alaska, North America’s highest mountain.