December 19, 2010

Nelson Newbies: Evening Ridge

Kristin and I ventured into British Columbia, Canada seeking our first exposure to what backcountry enthusiasts call "Canadian Cold-Smoke"  And YES we will we be returning!   

Evening Ridge near Nelson, British Columbia. Ymir Peak the prominent peak to the East is going down this new years :)


The typical evening ridge  tour includes the balder peaks lookers left of our skin track (see this photo taken on 1/2/2011).  However due to limited time, visibility, and a shallow snow pack, we figured it safest to tour among the trees and lower angle slopes


The Whitehouse Backpacker Lodge in Nelson, was awesome, a hostel full of backcountry skiers! Awesome. We have a date this coming new years:)

Ymir Peak in the Background is the goal for the 1st of 2011 :)

"I feel like we are in Narnia" says Kristin at this very moment

Some of the goods!