(Last Updated On: May 14, 2008)
TR: Chicago Basin Part II- Sunlight (14,059′
Frank, Jordan, Brittany, Jarrett
After skiing Mt. Eolus, the next day we decided to go for the two remaining fourteeners in the basin: Sunlight and Windom. Knowing that the weather was going to be less cloudy and warmer this day, we made sure to get a much earlier start.
Skinning to the higher basin in the morning.
Looking back toward Jupiter.
Our goals for the day (as seen from S. Eolus the previous day).
The climb up Sunlight was pretty easy at first.
Then it got a little steeper and harder.
And then it turned into a wall of rock.
Jarret climbing the sketchy summit block.
Jordan hanging out on the summit block.
South and North Eolus.
Knife Point, Arrow, and Vestal.
With all this rock, skiing from the summit required some creativity. There was some snow on the east face, although the primary face we wanted to ski was south. On our climb up, we saw this “tunnel” which would become our “portal” between the east and south faces.
Skiing from the summit.
And then the tunnel!
From the tunnel we were able to enjoy fantastic snow all the way down the south face.