May 10, 2012

Skiing the Little - Mid Sister and a Last Minute Ride to Baffin Island

A small part of the last minute packing rigmarole for Baffin Island.

After finally finishing the 15+ week heli-ski season a few days ago, I was planning on taking a month off to chill and have some fun. But after a string of last minute emails and phone calls, I now find myself  spending the evening in Ottawa, awaiting tomorrow's flights to Clyde River on Baffin Island. Once there,  Josh L and I will be doing snow safety - aka funpolice - for a commercial shoot involving ski-base and a host of rad hucksters. As one person put it, this will basically involve the riskiest sport in the world in an unimaginably remote location.

In less dramatic sporting news, Nat R and I skied a really nice local line in horrendous conditions the other day. It's hard to walk around Canmore at this time of year and not be drawn to the NW facing strip of snow between the Little and Middle Sister. Unfortunately, what you don't see from town is the heinous snowballing and debris littering the slope. Oh well, I guess we used up our powder days earlier this year.

The Three Sisters Base Area.

Some new toys from Scott.

You'd think this was Chamonix by the way we shamelessly walked around town with skis on our backs.

I haven't climbed all winter and I found this move challenging.

Just cruising around in the woods.

It was hard not to imagine how good this could be in different conditions.

And with a single turn of the camera it kinda looks steep.

Great vistas.

Mom and her kid.

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