Hi all! We’re back from an incredible five days backcountry skiing on the Trooper Traverse from Leadville to Aspen, Colorado. Our adventures were many, including catastrophic breakage and ultimate McGiver lashup of a Silvretta Pure binding, a frigid 9 degree night, fun, and of course a dash of suffering to build character. I’ll file reports over the next few days. For now (so I can get much needed rest):
|At the Jerome Hotel Bar, toasting the completion of our Trooper Traverse with famed Aspen Cruds, 10th Mountain soldier’s recovery drink of choice (and a milkshake in the case of the kid).|
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.