Love the blue jeans!
Thanks for the comment :) !
I also had a 10 years break from the snowy mountains when the life hit a rough patch. The first long ski tour after it was, you guessed it, Kings Peak, in March of 1998. And I wore blue jeans. Ain't such a good idea at 13 and half thousand ft after all :)
At 10,000 though, why not?
But not as awesome as the old school backpack!
For comparison, I uploaded a 20 years old shot of ski backpacks which was recently scanned from a slide by an old pal.