The Bugaboo-Snowpatch Col is sunlit on the right
Photo by SPer Eric Sandbo
My favorite glissading story....
Years ago my brother and I were trying to descend the Bugaboo-Snowpatch Col.
I guess it's a tough place and a lot of parties rappell down past the bergschrund. When we got to the col, there was long line of people roping down and s-l-o-w-l-y down-climbing. It was so steep that they were even facing into the slope as the down-climbed.
My brother and I got tired of waiting....
So we leapt off the cornice, jumped the bergschrund, and glissaded past a long line of people who were down-climbing. I even got in a little swivel-hip action and some carved GS turns.
I love it when your boots reach that certain point of wear that makes glissading really easy and fun.
Glissading off the Kings-Kern Divide, Sierra Nevada