First Descent

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  1. Jim Dockery

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    My partner Jeff and I did what we think might have been the first ski descent of Columbia Peak's west face. Jeff got this shot as I started down the steep snow slope just at sunset. This was the perfect end to a very long and tiring day. We slept very well in our bivy just below the face.
     
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    Nice light for this shot and your run down the face. The bare rocks have a summer look to them.

    What kind of skies are you using for this - downhill or cross country? That looks like a telemark turn you are finishing.
     
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    Very cool Jim! That could be quite the honor for you guys. And even if it's not the first you certainly must be in very rare company.
     
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    What an adventure. I love these images and photos depicting something I never could have done, even in my youth.
     
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    BTW this was taken many springs ago. Alan, we are on back-country or Randonee skis, they look and ski like downhill skis, but have special bindings that allow your heel to lift when climbing up, then lock down for the descent.
     
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