COMP- NEW PHUN ON PHALANX
EVER HAVE THOSE THOUGHTS? I have been skiing in this area for so long and have seen it all and done it all? What next. What if you were able to see the peaks or certain lines from a different or less traveled angle? Would there be something new to be skied or discovered. This happened to me the other day. Maybe not new for everyone but new for me. Haven’t heard of a lot of people shredding this line…. Skiing off the end of the Spearhead glacier off the Blackcomb backcountry, I looked back up and saw an amazing couloir that ran through all of the cliff bands off the South of Phalanx Mountain. It faced South but had an Eastern aspect and was very well protected by rock walls. It was near the classic Stairway to heaven way to access the Phaylanx glacier yet was steeper and more out of the way. The current conditions made it possible to enjoy a sweet descent of this line! We had a high freezing level with the passing of the last storm, and then a NW wind so the Southern aspects were skiing well.
According to the definition:
n pl phalanxes, phalanges [fæ?lænd?i?z]
- 1. (Military) an ancient Greek and Macedonian battle formation of hoplites presenting long spears from behind a wall of overlapping shields
My Interpretation: A group of POW Warriors hunting couloirs in the Coast Range of BC, Canada. Using skis and safe avy practices to shred lines that are new and seldom seen.
The Warrior couloir ! (Just named it!)
The path of a warrior is long and vertical.
Ready to DROP!
Not deep pow but not bad!
the battle leaves wounds...
Santi knowing the end is in sight...
The way back home. Not an easy out!!!
thanks to the crew, Jonny, Jay, Santi, Brian.
Still hunting for the next pow battle.