I’ve decided to post to the blog again. I’ve made a few short ski movies the last few ski seasons. The most recent here is from a day skiing around Guanella Pass with Ben. We went out on our race gear, which is incredible for the touring, but always takes a bit of adjustment for the down. We started out at the winter closure, then headed up past Naylor Lake to the northface of Squaretop. We climbed and skied the face, then continued up to Argentine Pass, and eventually the summit of Argentine. The NE face of Argentine has a bunch of short and relatively steep options, but most are guarded by large cornices. On the NW side of the face, we found a break and dropped in. The surface was a bit reactive, but nothing deep. Fun skiing down to the basin below, then we ascended again to the NW shoulder of Mount Wilcox where we proceeded to ski the lower NE face back to the car. I think this is an excellent little outing for anybody looking to link a few peaks close to Denver.
our approximate route