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[TR] Bombtram Mountain - Coquihalla Highway - 12/29/2012

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Trip: Bombtram Mountain - Coquihalla Highway -

 

Date: 12/29/2012

 

Trip Report:

Last weeks post got a lot of people involved in some discussion whether or not skiing should be on the forum. I think the verdict was yes! People want to see skiing. Ski touring and ski mountaineering forget lift skiing that is best left unpublished. I don't need to see another POV movie of someone crusing a groomer. With the conditions this year there is going to be a lot of skiing posts!

 

Headed out to the Coquihalla Highway again (Part of the Cascades? You can see Baker from the highway sometimes so I guess that counts)

 

Bombtram Mountain was the desitination. The splitboard hoard was heading across the road to Needle Peak while we skied alone on the opposite side.

 

We hit this steep chute that gave faceshots almost every turn.

 

[img:center]http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-8f2_eaFgcjo/UN_KSDIRiWI/AAAAAAAAAXA/y-C-wXDCMSE/s400/hellocouloir.jpg[/img]

 

To satisfy the requirement of some climbing skill. We had to exit some gully with full on kickstepping/ice climbing. A little gear abuse here and wishing for a rope..... Would have made the exit a little less spicy.

 

[img:center]http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-oFqDTspPxs4/UN_KKgmdKUI/AAAAAAAAAWw/0jbR3BULVu0/s400/gearabuse.jpg[/img]

 

1100m of sweet silky powder turns we had only one thing to say about the day.

 

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That ruled.......

 

Full write up here powdergangster.ca

 

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Apparently you can deke off a bit to one side and avoid that gully exit. If it is indeed the drop into Box Canyon that is pictured.

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