You guys might enjoy this image from May 2005, Bob Perlmutter climbing the East Face of Cathedral Peak in the Elk Mountains of Colorado. Old blog post here. One of those cool days where everything fit together, and we did what we figured was a first descent (though who knows for sure who else was up there that many years ago). Whatever the case, I was going through some older photos and ran across this one. I love the juxtaposition of scale, with the small snow chunks in the foreground ending up as big as Bob. Kind of a relative miniature effect, or something like that.
Time is funny. This past seven years since skiing Cathedral with Bob seems like just a couple, probably because of all the stuff we’ve packed in. Our son heading off to college; Denali climb and ski; acquiring backcountry land and installing trailer house; married life; operating this website as a lively blog.
I think it was Einstein who said that the theory of relativity is actually quite easy to explain, something like sitting on a red hot stove can make a second seem like an hour, but sit with a pretty girl and time will stand still.
Life in our beautiful mountains; relativity.
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.