Skiing up Pokosha Creek was a bit of a slog and it was 3.30PM when we made camp near the pass. From the actual pass a steep hill blocks access to the west, but a bit further north less steep slopes lead to a large flat area. We set up the tent on the north ridge of The Hill in a place we felt was save from the biggest avalanches. Not that we expected any over night, we had seen or heard nothing move all day. Afterwards we climbed The Hill to catch the last sun rays with views of the north side of Sedgwick and Tantalus. [photo]TZ01.jpg[caption]Robin ascending The Funnel in early morning sun[/photo]
The night was fairly mild and in the morning my little thermometer read +2C, although the snow that had been damp in the evening was frozen hard. We had a crack of dawn start and at 6.45AM were ready to roll. The lower slopes to the west were very steep at the bottom with many small cliffs. The only feasible way up was a broad gully that had been swept by large avalanches. I called it the Funnel. Luckily snow conditions were perfect for making the steepest switchbacks possible and we were on top in half an hour.
[photo]TZ02.jpg[caption]The best skiing of the whole trip, a quick run back down above... To see the full trip report you must login as a paid member. Use the Login Page. (message p3)
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