Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Alaska Girls Kick Ass...and show a little too.

May just made up for all of the powder days I missed in April. With school and work finally winding down I've been able to make the most of my weekends including an unexpected trip to the Ruth Glacier, a beautiful day with my good friend Sherrie to climb and ski Ptarmigan Peak, and fun spring day trip up Pastoral with some kick ass Alaskan ladies. Thank goodness for the plentiful snowpack this season and some beautiful May weather.
K2 Otter

Denali on the left and Mount Dan Beard on the right

A tour into the Great Gorge with the Mooses Tooth hiding behind a cloud

Gwenie with Denali hiding behind the clouds

Big Avalanche off of Barille

Rachel skiing up for a few turn with the Don Sheldon mountain House in the background

The wear and tear of being a bush pilot

Kellie flying out


Too hot for Gortex!

Five chicks on top of Pastoral

Gretchen

Jen Mac



Sherrie booting up the last few hundred feet to the upper ridge of Ptarmigan Peak

Beautiful view of Ptarmigan Peak and the Suicide Peaks to the right


Sherrie making her first jump turn on the ice crust at the top of the S Couloir

Oh great! 2000 more feet of ice chattering roller balls.

Sherrie making it look more fun than survival skiing.
Back in the sun.

Grass touring... denial that winter is over.