With the weather deteriorating by the day, we took our last 24 hours of semi-blue sky to make one more crossing of a high pass in the Alps. Fresh snow yielded turns, backcountry skiing story in photos:
Curious about Otzi the Iceman? His skis were not found, but judging from how well equipped he was, I wouldn’t be surprised if he’d had a pair of planks lashed to his feet. More here.
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.