Hey blog readers, I thought you guys might be amused by a small flash to the past. This is a shot of myself (left) and frequent ‘teener partner Bob Perlmutter on top of 14,034 foot Redcloud Peak in the Colorado San Juan mountains, 1988! Just think, you’ll look just as goofy in 20 years (grin)! I’m using Ramer Vaude Comfort bindings, yes, they were named the same as today’s eponymous Dynafit model. Bob is on Petzl bindings. I showed the photo to Chris Davenport, who tells me the white shades are “due for a comeback,” who’s first?
|Redcloud summit, we skied down the west side then climbed back up to the summit of Sunshine and skied it as well. It was a good trip for Bob and I, as the next day we were able to ski the Wetterhorn east face as well, which is visible in the left background of the photo.|
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.