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 Post subject: Twin Goat Mtn, First Descent
PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:09 am 
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One of my favourite tours last season.
Late March with our biggest snowpack in memory.
Another cheap heli drop to start the day.

Just before 7, Pemberton helipad.
Twin Goat Mtn is the middle of the three peaks where the sun is about to rise.
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Looking down at Lillooet Lake

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Scoping Twin Goat from the heli, the chute we chose is far lookers left behind the ridge casting the shadow.

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Looking down the upper part of the chute
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Our planned exit route, up the drainage, to the col, then climb Slalok(the highest peak on the left), then dropping down the other(north) side. Mount Spetch and Mount Hartzell right of the col. Matier behind on the right.
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Looking back at Lilooet Lake/Pemberton/Mt Currie
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Derek and I checking out Shaun's entrance
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The view from above
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After years racing World Cup SBX, Derek gets his pow on.
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In the chute, looking back up
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Looking down.Even though it was as a big a snowpack as we've ever seen it cliffed out at the bottom. Made for some challenging route finding to get out to the drainage.
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Starting the walk out
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Here I am laying in the skintrack
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Climbing with Twin Goat in the background
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Shaun, stoked to be exiting the sketchy isothermic south slope. It was a tense hour.
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Shaun, climbing up Slalok. The three Joffre Lakes below him, then the highway. Cayoosh Mtn behind, where I spent the previous 2 days.
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Toby had to be back in Whistler by 3 to pick up the kids. He skied out the Matier Glacier icefall with Johnny while we went up Slalok.
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I took first tracks down Slalok. After the first 1000' I set off a surface slab in the main gully. Was pretty sure it would pop, so I had the camera ready.
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Shaun, skiers right of the ice. You can see how far the sluff ran
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Derek, stoked after his first heli drop
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We rode out the trail to the highway to a shuttled truck.

After research and asking around we found out it was a first descent on Twin Goat.

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 Post subject: Re: Twin Goat Mtn, First Descent
PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 4:56 am 
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HELL YEAH!!! Nice work. Nice Mountain.

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 Post subject: Re: Twin Goat Mtn, First Descent
PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 6:57 pm 
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Awesome work guys,just saw Shaun's video on FB :drool:

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 Post subject: Re: Twin Goat Mtn, First Descent
PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 7:44 pm 
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:headbang: :headbang: :headbang:

after touring into Joffre Lakes earlier this month, I can better appreciate this TR and the pics.

Nice line. :thumpsup:


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