Archive for January, 2012

Hut Based Avalanche Courses

January 19, 2012

The past couple weekends (1/6-8 & 1/13-15) SMG held two level 1 avalanche courses at the Williams Peak Yurt.  Participants hiked in 6 miles – to live in the mountains for 3 days while absorbing information about snowpack layering, avalanche terrain and rescue training.  Good weather, great views and even some good turns were had in both weekends.

Now our ski tracks and the layers of the snowpack are buried under several more feet of new snow!

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Boulder Ice

January 11, 2012

A day out in the Boulders – nice weather, great scenery and one of the best challenging ice climbs in Central Idaho.  The pillar is steep and sustained, and even though it’s a bit wet and thin at the moment, still a classic for sure.  Marc H. and Clark getting some laps in:

Ice climbing Ketchum

Melting has caused nice feet.

Ice Climbing Idaho

With impecable timing, as Marc snaps the photo, water from the overhanging ice drips in Clark's eye.

Ice Climbing Boulder Mountains

Hooks after lap 3...

Ice Climbing Idaho

The pillar in all its glory...well part of it anyway.