For the last day of our avy course we decided to go have a look at the Nugget off of Cloudveil Dome. Yesterday was bitter cold and we tried to keep moving but had to stop and geek out every once in a while about snow science.
After a couple pits and a protractor session, we hit the Col east of Cloudveil Dome. Part of Zahan's course deals with managing different avy hazards and yesterday we felt a belayed ski cut was warranted. We cut 2 different rollovers at the top of the Nugget and felt pretty good about the stability so a 4th day of couloir powder skiing ensued...
|Tom Goth with Middle Teton in the background|
|Tom and Mike Schillings approach the Cloudveil/Nez Perce Col|
|Teague Holmes at the Col|
|Camera setting got all jacked up but here's Teague giving a solid hip belay while I ski cut the upper chute, photo by Tom Goth|
|Zahan Bilimoria "shredding" photo by Teague Holmes|
|Just above the "Nugget" photo by Teague Holmes|
|Tom rapping over the Nugget, photo by Teague Holmes|