Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Lisa Falls

Finished off my pre-Camp Linda skiing binge with the queen of the Wasatch classics: Lisa Falls Couloir.

A mix of skinning and booting up Tanners

Andrew and Jared in the wind on the notch. And yes they both use the "fly" for venting!

Creamy untouched skiing from the notch into upper Broads

Andrew finding a mixed traverse route on the ridge up to Twin Peaks

Noah about to summit the Twins

View of Hogum fork, The Y, and Coalpit

Looking North across BCC- Note the Whipple and Bannana Couloir off the top of Thomas Fork

Looking East at the Notch we just skied from

Top of Lisa Falls was very firm with some frozen chunks to negotiate, things corned up as we descended and the skiing got good.

Andrew placing the back up snow anchor above Lisa Falls

Testing the anchor for a better view. Primary anchor is the bush at his feet.

Last man down the arm rap
the line

Another great loop, although this one I would not want to tackle without Andrew's expertise and experience. Thanks man!

Now for a little time in the dirt.


Blogger IamMatt said...

You make skiing/boarding at pretty much any resort that I have been to, a walk in the park. Keep up the pictures.

8:37 AM

Blogger Forrest said...

Awsome!! Thanks for the insight last night too!

9:32 AM

Blogger Rick Sunderlage said...

Bart- do you think skinning/booting up these peaks is harder than mountain biking? It's great cross training. I'm curious what your thoughts are on this.

Nice job on skiing some of the coolest lines in the Wasatch.

10:18 AM

Blogger ROSIE said...

I'm just glad your alive :)

3:50 PM

Blogger Bart G said...

Rick- Everything just depends how hard you push it, you can be at your limit at either one.

I find booting has more of a muscular endurance limiter compared to skiining and or biking both of which have more of a cardiovascular limiter. I try to boot with a high cadence and short step length but that does not always work out with my stubies.

Yea I think it is a great workout as you can sustain high aerobic levels for 1-2 hrs when booting up something like Tanners or the Y. That kind of aerobis work is not practical on the bike.
The down side is I seem to put on a litle muscle mass but I am not sure if it limits me on the bike.

It's also refreshing and takes no menetal focus to sustain high levels like riding a trainer. You can burn up your central nervous system on the trainer or you can save the high level focus needed for intense efforts for the the races.

6:36 PM

Blogger KanyonKris said...

That's some burly skiing! The photos are excellent.

9:15 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sure the photos don't do justice to the real beauty. I'm jealous you're out in what looks like the wild compared to the resort!

6:01 PM

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