Splitboarding the Coleman Pinnacle

1 03 2013

Last week the conditions lined up to be one of the best touring days I’ve had in the Cascade mountain range. My buddy Dustin and I took the opportunity to bag The Coleman Pinnacle. Here is a link to the blog post from The American Alpine Institute:
http://alpineinstitute.blogspot.com/2013/02/coleman-pinnacle-ski-tour.html

And here are some photos Dustin and I snapped:

Heading out Ptarmigan Ridge

Heading out Ptarmigan Ridge

Mt. Shuksan

Mt. Shuksan from the ridge

Skinning

Skinning

Coleman Pinnacle second from the left

Coleman Pinnacle second from the left

Scoping the line

Scoping the line

Dustin making some turns

Dustin making some turns

Approaching the summit ridge

Approaching the summit ridge

Boot packing the last section

Boot packing the last section

Coleman Pinnacle Summit

Coleman Pinnacle Summit

Summit stoke

Summit stoke

Riding down the summit ridge

Riding down the summit ridge

Sun setting behind Mt. Baker

Sun setting behind Mt. Baker. Coleman Pinnacle to the left. Our line followed the ridge to a break in the cornice and continued 2,000ft down the North East face to the bottom of the valley. All time day touring. It’s good to be home!

Map of our tour

Map of our tour. 11miles roundtrip 5,000 vertical feet climbed and skied.Β 

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2 03 2013
Mary Ann Corcoran

boe, you are really an adventure……..the scenery was beautiful. Love Gram & Gramp

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