Forums Trip Reports Mt. Mendel – attempt #2 Reply To: Mt. Mendel – attempt #2 April 26, 2006 at 8:27 pm #588489 jimw 1421 Posts Um, yeah… and those descents were not continuous/ropeless (Landry downclimbed the ice bulge; McLean/Holbrook sideslipped it with a hand line). AFAIK there has never been a descent from the very top, has there (did Landry drop from the very top)? So this sounds to me like the first recorded snowboard (let alone splitboard) descent, and the furthest continuous descent completely ropeless. Holy shit!! 😯 Dan, you are the man! Way to go. Also totally consistent with all the other amazing descents you post about in such a matter of fact, no big deal manner… it’s easy to forget that almost every one of those descents is way beyond what most of us could even consider. Thanks for the stoke and an ideal to strive for.