Jamtal Hut is luxury, perhaps too much so. It is hard to leave the spacious wood paneled dining hall with its board of fine cheese and bread. And oh the torture to skin up and away from the sundeck and weiss beer tap. But the soul of the alpinist is always called higher — despite any mundane physical distractions. So off we skinned towards the distant peaks which glowed in the morning light like the heaven of corn snow they mostly turned out to be. (Not sure I’ll have internet tomorrow or next day, so slideshow below, more writing later after we get to another hut or back to civilization in a few days).
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.