TR: Chicago Basin Part II- Sunlight and Windom (5/12)

(Last Updated On: May 14, 2008)

TR: Chicago Basin Part II- Sunlight (14,059′
5-12-2008
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.

Frank

Jarrett

Me

Jordan

Brittany Walker Konsella

Aside from skiing, biking, and all outdoorsy things,Brittany Walker Konsella also loves smiles and chocolate 🙂 Even though she excels at higher level math and chemistry, she still confuses left from right. Find out more about Brittany!

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3 thoughts on “TR: Chicago Basin Part II- Sunlight and Windom (5/12)

  • February 2, 2010 at 11:32 pm
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    Hey this trip looks amazing! I have been looking into making this trip and was wondering what the best time for snow conditions were. Maybe if there was a range of dates because I am not sure I would be able to go the first part of may. Just wanted to see if you might know some information about the conditions, Thanks

  • February 3, 2010 at 11:52 pm
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    Depends on what you are doing… Are you trying to ski these? Climb these? The train doesn’t usually run until May….

  • February 4, 2010 at 11:52 am
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    I would like to ski all the peaks if conditions permitted. I think my trip will be more at the end of may and I was wondering if You knew if there would be enough snow? Also if you had any web sites or information on the trip that i might be able to get my hands on that would be great. Im a senior in Highschool and I am going to do this trip for a senior trip. My cousin is an expert so im not worried about danger but i need to know all the specs for the trip to plan any information would greatly help, thanks Clayton

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