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Lowell_Skoog

Cascade ski mountaineering, 2003

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With the season winding down, I've updated the Chronologies on my history website, http://alpenglow.org/ski-history, for 2003. Most new entries are marked "undocumented," which means that I haven't written or posted abstracts of the trip reports. I'll get around to it eventually. I've also added a "strawman" annotation on routes for which the previous history is uncertain. Here's a summary of new route activity that I know about, with links to published trip reports, if available:

 

February 2, 2003: Mt Shuksan, Fisher Chimneys ski descent (from Winnie's Slide), by Ben Manfredi and Sky Sjue - see http://cascadeclassics.org/FirstDescents/FirstDescents.htm

 

April 6, 2003: Mt Cashmere, North Face ski descent, by Armond DuBuque and Harlin Shepard - personal communication

 

April 18, 2003: Mt Johannesburg, Cascade couloir ski descent (from saddle), by Jason Hummel and Sky Sjue (strawman) - see http://staff.washington.edu/skykilo/Chronologically.html

 

May 2, 2003: Mt Shuksan, Price Glacier ski descent (from Nooksack Ridge), by Ben Manfredi and Sky Sjue - see http://www.telemarktalk.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?topic=9076&forum=1&37

 

May 11, 2003: Colchuck Peak, North Buttress couloir ski descent, by Jason and Josh Hummel, Ben Manfredi (strawman) - see http://cascadeclassics.org/FirstDescents/FirstDescents.htm

 

May 12, 2003: Mt Stuart, Stuart Glacier couloir ski descent (downclimbed The Narrows), by Mark Simon - see http://www.cascadeclimbers.com/threadz/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB3&Number=182214&page=1&view=collapsed&sb=5&o=&fpart=1

 

June 5-8, 2003: Mineral Mtn high route on skis (Hannegan Pass to Perfect Pass), by Ben Manfredi and Jason Hummel - personal communication

 

June 15, 2003: Luna Peak, Northwest flank ski descent, by Ben Manfredi, Jason Hummel and Sky Sjue - see http://www.telemarktalk.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?topic=9687&forum=1&20

 

June 16, 2003: Mt Fury, Upper NE Face, East Fury Glacier ski descent, by Ben Manfredi, Jason Hummel and Sky Sjue - see http://www.telemarktalk.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?topic=9687&forum=1&20

 

June 16, 2003: Mt Baker, ski orbit (from Heliotrope Ridge thru Colfax saddle), by Matt Peters, Jim Cronan, Josh __? (strawman) - see http://www.turns-all-year.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.pl?board=tr0306;action=display;num=1055883260

 

June 17, 2003: Spider Mtn, North face (left side) ski descent, by Martin Volken and Peter Avolio - see http://www.cascadeclimbers.com/threadz/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=freshies&Number=197928&page=0&view=collapsed&sb=5&o=&fpart=1

 

June 25, 2003: Mt Baker, Roosevelt Glacier ski descent, by Ben Manfredi (strawman) - see http://cascadeclassics.org/FirstDescents/FirstDescents.htm

 

June 25-27: Forbidden Peak, ski orbit, NW face of N ridge ski descent, by Lowell and Carl Skoog - see http://www.telemarktalk.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?topic=9739&forum=1&3

 

June 28, 2003: Mt Adams, Lyman Glacier (north portion) ski descent, by Ben Manfredi, Jason Hummel, Corey Bloom, Sky Sjue - see http://www.turns-all-year.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.pl?board=tr0306;action=display;num=1056951750

 

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I've also posted a few earlier routes, previously unreported. These reports are based on personal communications:

 

1989, June: Mt Challenger, Whatcom Peak, ski summits by John Dittli and Scott Croll

 

1995 (circa): Mt Adams, Pinnacle Glacier headwall ski descent, by Matt Perkins

 

1995 (circa): Mt Adams, Avalanche Glacier ski descent, by Max Block, Brent Hostetler and Lorna Hughes (strawman)

 

1997 (circa): Mt Larrabee, ski descent by Steve Hindman

 

If you find errors or omissions in my records, or if you know about earlier reports than I've listed, please let me know. You can contact me through my website, http://alpenglow.org/ski-history.

 

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This message has been cross-posted to the following forums:

 

http://www.turns-all-year.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.pl?board=ha1;action=display;num=1057646482

 

http://www.telemarktalk.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?topic=9816&forum=1&0

 

http://www.cascadeclimbers.com/threadz/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=freshies&Number=207653&page=0&view=collapsed&sb=5&o=&fpart=1

 

Edited by Lowell_Skoog

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thanks, Lowell, you're doing a great job, keep up the good work!

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Thanks Lowell! So does anyone know how we can convince Ben, Sky, and Jason to slow things down a bit...you guys are ripping through the mountains too fast smile.gif . Congrats to all you guys who put in first descents this year...I've got one or two projects that I don't think anyone has gotten to yet, hopefully they will remain hidden until next season.

 

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pete_a said:

Thanks Lowell! So does anyone know how we can convince Ben, Sky, and Jason to slow things down a bit...you guys are ripping through the mountains too fast smile.gif . Congrats to all you guys you put down first descents this year...I've got one or two projects that I don't think anyone has gotten to yet, hopefully they will remain hidden until next season.

 

It is sweet to see these guys skiing all of these cool lines, being locals and all. Personally, I would never torture myself with hauling skis through some of those bushwhacks, but I admire the gumption they have to do it.

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pete_a said:

So does anyone know how we can convince Ben, Sky, and Jason to slow things down a bit...you guys are ripping through the mountains too fast smile.gif

 

I can think of two ways. One involves death but the other is starting to tempt me.

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benman said:

pete_a said:

So does anyone know how we can convince Ben, Sky, and Jason to slow things down a bit...you guys are ripping through the mountains too fast smile.gif

 

I can think of two ways. One involves death but the other is starting to tempt me.

 

Hookers? hahaha.gif

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Hookers? hahaha.gif

 

Ok, three ways. Actually, I'm thinking about going back to school, most likely in another state.

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Benman said,

 

Ok, three ways. Actually, I'm thinking about going back to school, most likely in another state.

 

Kansas? I hear they have some good ski mountaineering there. With Spring break, Chrismas break, and summer you should be able to put firsts down on everything...

 

jason... grin.gif

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Ben and Jason, you guys have been busy. Looks like Josh hasn't been on the latest outings. Did he have enough after Colchuck?

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You aren't allowed to go anywhere that won't let you get out and play every weekend. I need to live vicariously through you guys while I'm stuck at work or unable to get out on the weekend for various reasons...

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nolanr said:

Ben and Jason, you guys have been busy. Looks like Josh hasn't been on the latest outings. Did he have enough after Colchuck?

 

No, he has just been focused on work and didn't have the time off. He missed out on some good trips. There is always next year and anyhow he is making more money than me now. mad.gif

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AllYouCanEat said:

nolanr said:

Ben and Jason, you guys have been busy. Looks like Josh hasn't been on the latest outings. Did he have enough after Colchuck?

 

No, he has just been focused on work and didn't have the time off. He missed out on some good trips. There is always next year and anyhow he is making more money than me now. mad.gif

 

Well you can tell the ladies he may make more money, but you're the good looking one. rolleyes.gif

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I'm finally getting around to sorting through my slides from last spring. Here's a crude photo composition of my brother climbing the south ridge of Ruth Mountain on the return from the Ruth-Icy traverse. May help you get in the mood for the upcoming season...

 

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