This came over the transom a few days ago, from Ted Mahon. He and a friend nailed a beautiful backcountry skiing descent of the Snake Couloir on Mount Sneffels, a Colorado fourteener in the San Juan mountains. Nice job boys!
According to Ted: “Dogleg couloir (aka Snake) on north side of Mt. Sneffels Nov. 7 with Kevin Dunnett. Kind of tight at the pinch but still a ski length wide, easy rappell from the summit into couloir, snow was good, kind of deep in parts, made for some tough trailbreaking. About 6 hours up. We heard about it being skiable from Skyward Mountaineering”
|Backcountry skiing on Mount Sneffels, Colorado.|
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.