I put together a short photo presentation for the recent Rossland Backcountry Film Festival, showing a selection from the past 5 years. It got me thinking of the trove of older pictures I have from the previous 20 years or so of doing this sort of thing, which because they’re all slides or prints, never get looked at or shown. I’ve had a few scanned into digital format, but one of these days I’ll get around to converting all my favorites. This pic is of Cindy Carrol (now Hall) from the Goat Range traverse that six of us pioneered back in 1999. In the background you can see the imposing summit of Mt Cooper (which I’ve since skied) and the magnificent ski terrain around the headwaters of McKian creek (still waiting for a return).