This year is different after putting two years of 8000km plus on the bike training for various races I made a goal to ski 12 months straight. Mostly out of boredom but more for the challenge to see what neat adventures I could come up with. I almost didn’t make any human powered turns in March because of a hectic work schedule saving the streak with a last ditch weekend effort. April I was determined to leave little to chance. After power driving all the way back from Spokane to Vancouver Wednesday night and a quick stop at the office it was off to the Duffey.
Joined by the normal crew we headed to Chief Pascal in hopes of maybe finding some powder that was left over from the weeks storms. With a big day planned the next day we aimed to keep it mellow but ended up skiing 5000ft and hitting of the gems of the Duffey but with a twist.
Well deserved beverages were had and we met more of the crew in Pembie to join us for an assault on Cayoosh the following day. I had tried to hit Cayoosh last Easter but was turned away by wet slides guarding the summit. It was time to try again.
Travel was challenging with the softening snow and tired legs from a week of eating bad road food and drinking way to many beers made the ascent challenging. A member of our party was feeling the affects of a sore stomach and was force to bail sent us to the valley while the rest of our crew headed for the summit.
7 months down, it has been quite easy thus far I know there will be some challenges along the way but hopefully some really excitement as well. Goggle tan here I come!