Mt Arkansas 13,795′ North Couloir 7/11/2011

Well after a little less than a week off I was feeling a bit better. I think 8 in a row and nearly 30,000 vert was a bit too much. Me and Jesse decided to hit up Arkansas’s North Couloir. This is a sweet line with easy access. We made decent time to the line and booted up it. There was an upper section of the line below the cornice that had melted out but there was still alot of good steep vert left so we went for it. I’ve already been to the top so we opted just to ski. It was a bit soft and disconcerting but we made do and got down safely. We even jumped a wind lip. There might be some step up potential for you park kids(see the 4th picture). I don’t think that will melt out for a while.

Jesse don’t forget “Ride the Lightning”(Metallica) “Smell the Thunder” 🙂

3 more days of routes left. I can almost taste it.

Heading up. Photo by Jesse Peterson
Getting closer
Looking back at McNamee, Traver and Democrat
Step up anyone?
A look at the line
Close up of the line. Photo by Jesse Peterson
Head down, one foot up other foot up, repeat as needed. Photo Jesse Peterson
Still going. Photo by Jesse Peterson
Jesse rocking the shorts
Getting there. Photo by Jesse Peterson
At the top of the snow
3-2-1 Dropping
Soft and sluffy
Freaky runnels
Nice Form
Steep turns
Nice legs. How you doin'?
Boot top mashers
Roostertail of slop
Things open up
Spine
Sending it
A look back
My turn
Not my favorite section
I liked this zone
Fun, fun, fun
Nearing the end
A fun day
Linking a bit more

 

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