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Can you identify this mountain?

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I came across this picture in a Gaia GPS newsletter, and was wondering what mountain it shows.  Can anyone identify it?

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Can we get a hint? I mean do you know if it is in the Cascades even?

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I wish I could, but I truly don’t know what mountain it is. I saw the picture and immediately thought that it looked quite interesting to climb, so I was hoping somebody in the forum might have either recognized it from being on it in-person, or from a photograph. It looks like it could be a  Cascade mountain, but I have no idea. 

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My gut reaction is that photo was taken in the Rockies.

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I was thinking more Selkirks or one of BC interior ranges west of the Rockies, FWIW.  That avy path/valley bottom in the lower right doesn't quite look like the cascades?

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interesting combination of human in photo.  we got a group of three backcountry skiers (so not a heli ski outfit)  and what looks like a guided group of three (based on the lead person rope coil choice)  If in cascades and possibly early spring due to depth of bootpack, I can't think of any usual guided locations with that back drop.  if it was accessible by non skiis, there should be lots more ski tracks.

 

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Yeah @genepires, I was thinking the same thing.  A guided area in the BC interior with heli access, most likely?

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On 12/4/2020 at 8:31 AM, JasonG said:

Yeah @genepires, I was thinking the same thing.  A guided area in the BC interior with heli access, most likely?

People may do strange things for a good photo.  For all we know, heli drop the three and they booted 10 yards (or meters) back to heli.

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On 12/4/2020 at 8:58 PM, bigeo said:

But why are they booting down when the  ski conditions look amazing?

maybe they are hiking backwards up the mountain?

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On 12/4/2020 at 8:58 PM, bigeo said:

But why are they booting down when the  ski conditions look amazing?

photo op.  looks like they walked from photographer to ridgeline and than back

 

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My guess is a staged photo op on a guided heli-ski outing in the Selkirks. Three ski tracks in the background (guide + 2 clients), no up track. 

I agree w Gene's assessment of the two clients being short-roped in the foreground. Looks like they walked 100 feet to that pinnacle and came back again - tracks don't seem  to go futher.  Note the ski pole rather than iceax in the hand of the second person. Seems a little odd for a random ridge highpoint that's clearly lower than where the photo was taken. Soooo, my prediction is that the helicopter is on the summit where the photo was taken and these rich clients are about to ride down some tasty pow. It's a rough life.

 

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I might be ruining the fun of speculating, but it's from Cowboy Ridge on Justice Mountain outside of Selkirk Lodge.  Photo credit Andrew Councell during 2018 Ski Guide exam.

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Excellent @bellows, thanks!  Glad to see us old folks can still play the game.

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