The skirun beside the summit lift runs in the fall line, moderately steep so that one
could almost skin straight up except for some old moguls which make many spots too
steep. I began weaving my way up in steep traverses. After my vigorous XC skiing in
mountaineering gear on Skiing Steens Mountain I had rubbed one of my feet raw in one spot
and wondered whether that would be too uncomfortable, but that was no problem.
However I was not feeling 100% otherwise. . When it began to cloud over more and a cold wind sprang up I felt some fever chills. It
was then that I remembered seeing what looked like a cinder cone on the northslopes from the distance and decided
to make this my objective.
I traversed to the narrow ridge paralleling the lift to the west. There I found myself
between a few boulders and small trees just below the east rim which was very close.
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