(Last Updated On: April 25, 2015)
Mount Snowdon was the second peak I ever climbed it my life – the highest mountain in Wales, that is. We climbed it during a trip to Great Britain when I was just a kid. Little did I know that this would be the just the beginning of the mountaineering path I would eventually gravitate toward later in life. And I certainly didn’t know that I would return to Snowdon, this time Snowdon Peak near Silverton, CO, to ski the Naked Lady couloir.
But, that’s what we did. Naked Lady is a tantalizing line for skiers.
It dangles on the face of Snowdon Peak, dancing in thin air.
She welcomed us with open arms.
The climb was fun.
The line steepened past the crux and nearing the top.
Near the top of the couloir, the line fizzled out and became too rocky to ski. There we transitioned.
We knew the skiing was going to be good.
What a wonderful line!
We went on to enjoy a bit more time in Silverton, CO.
Always in awe of the peaks that surrounded us.
We’re looking forward to spending more time in the San Juans this spring!
While skiing in the backcountry, I rely on my Fritschi Vipecs, a binding that I love!