South Face of Kent Peak


On June 6th SMG guide Marc Hanselman and I skied the South Face of Kent Peak. We approached via the East Fork of the North Fork of the Big Wood River and followed a tongue of avalanche debris at 8100 feet into a high basin to the west of the drainage that comes off the south face. Conditions were firm (crampons) up to 10,800′ at which point they became more breakable. The south face itself was mostly breakable crust, and due to the generally cold and unstable weather the mountains haven’t seen much of a corn cycle. Despite the funky ski conditions there was plenty of sunshine and all in all it was a great day in the mountains.


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