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 Post subject: Cayoosh Range heli touring
PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 11:21 am 
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Location: Whistler, Coast Mtns
We've got a pretty good deal where we can get drops around the Pemberton area and we spend the day touring, then find our way out drainages/forest service roads.

The first drop of the season back on Dec 5th.

Curtis taking in the sunrise

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Unnamed peak 3 km north of Saxifrage, a 7 minute flight. We would shred the chute lookers right/skiers left in the photo.

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Looking across at the Joffre group

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we would ski some of the south facing chutes across the valley in this shot later in the season
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/61821887@N03/5638270466/ by http://www.flickr.com/people/61821887@N03/, on Flickr[/img]

after setting up an anchor, Andy has Curtis on belay to ski cut the top
we ski down to where the shade meets the sun

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/61821887@N03/5637697457/ by http://www.flickr.com/people/61821887@N03/, on Flickr[/img]

climbing up the south arm of Cirque Peak with our first run in the background

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Rappelling in to the top of our 2nd line

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Shaun getting his shred on

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icefall
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we rapped in from the col lookers left in this shot, it spills on to another glacier obscured by this icefall

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traversing around to our exit drainage with Cayoosh in the background

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/61821887@N03/5637713759/ by http://www.flickr.com/people/61821887@N03/, on Flickr[/img]


Good start to the season, back to the cars we shuttled up the road for a beer.

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