Wurttemberg Mountain

IMG_1556

Wurttemberg Lake

In breaks between powder skiing at Wildhorse, I gaze out upon the surrounding peaks, mind-skiing the obvious lines, and contemplating the endless possibilities for adventure. Wurttemberg Mountain, the prominent (2377m) multi-peaked massif to the south with its steep and complicated north-eastern aspect obscured from view, seemed an intriguing objective for these dry and stable conditions.

Climbing into Wurttemburg Lake from Seaman Ck, we skied by weeks worth of fun pillow lines, and the lake itself is ringed by classic rock lined chutes worth returning for, but we were focused on the cloud shrouded peak. A full day of effort was required, steep switch-backing up an imposing head-wall, ski-cramponing up a narrow and exposed ridgeline through a white-out,  and steep boot-packing in facets, until finally breaking out of the clouds onto a sunny summit. Exhausted but satisfied, and with a 3000’ descent to come.

IMG_1484

Pillows

IMG_1490

Route-finding up the headwall.

 

IMG_1496

Kieth – Boot-packing to the top.

IMG_1499

Jordy – Breaking out of the clouds.

IMG_1527

Chuting.

IMG_1513

Dropping into the bowl.

 

 

 

Advertisements

1 Comment

Filed under Backcountry

One response to “Wurttemberg Mountain

  1. Gideon

    Sweet Kootenay dreaming Stew. Thanks for the stoke. Swell coming in Wednesday … hoping for some fun liquid turns.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s