(Last Updated On: January 10, 2014)
Note: We didn’t have anything to post today, so we’re re-posting an oldie but a goodie. Hope we can get similar conditions on Afley this year.
The southeast face of Afley is one I’ve wanted to ski for a long time. From Scarp’s ridge, Afley appears as an amazingly aesthetic pyramid, caked with snow and begging for a descent. Last Saturday, I finally got my chance and headed out with Pete, Sean, and John. Our first step was to snowmobile out to Scarp’s ridge, but along the way we had to stop and take a photo of Ruby chute, off the side of Ruby Peak. For those of you looking for beta, it has rap anchors above the ice bulge and makes for a nice ski (of course, it can be skied in good snow conditions without a rappel)
We skinned back out to Scarp’s and got one last photo of our tracks on the face. A bunch of snowmobilers kept coming by, asking us questions like “Which one of you skied that face?” Sadly, nobody took the bait and said, “I did, four times in a row, while these guys sat around and watched.” That would have been the only way to top what was otherwise one of the best days of what has turned out to be a great season, and one that is only halfway through.
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