Photos, Backcountry ski trip, Jan 2008

by Gerald Oskoboiny


I went on a backcountry ski touring trip based at the Bill Putnam (Fairy Meadows) Hut near Golden, BC, from Jan 5-12, 2008. This was my first time ski touring (in fact my first time on skis in 7 years, except for a 2-day avalanche awareness course I took last month.)

Getting there

On the first day we weren't able to fly in to the hut due to weather, so we did a half-day at Kicking Horse Resort in Golden. The next day the weather cleared up and we were off to the hut.

Photo: Parking lot

Parking lot

Photo: Staging area

Staging area

Photo: Gerald with chopper

Gerald with chopper

Photo: Staging area

Staging area

Photo: Helicopter cockpit

Helicopter cockpit

Photo: Tyson, Gerald, Tristen

Tyson, Gerald, Tristen

Photo: Helicopter landing

Helicopter landing

Photo: Staging area

Staging area

Photo: Cockpit view

Cockpit view

Photo: Flight

Flight

Touring

Photo: Heading up

Heading up

Photo: Backcountry ski trip

Backcountry ski trip

Photo: Digging a pit

Digging a pit

Photo: Backcountry ski trip

Backcountry ski trip

Photo: Skinning up

Skinning up

Photo: Tristen

Tristen

Photo: Tristen

Tristen

Photo: Practice slope

Practice slope

Photo: Kendra skiing

Kendra skiing

Photo: Tyson skiing

Tyson skiing

Photo: Heading back down

Heading back down

Photo: Kendra and Tyson

Kendra and Tyson

Photo: Erin

Erin

Photo: Tennessee and Kendra

Tennessee and Kendra

Photo: Stephen

Stephen

Photo: Backcountry ski trip

Backcountry ski trip

Photo: Stephen flying

Stephen flying

Photo: Stephen flying

Stephen flying

Photo: Backcountry ski trip

Backcountry ski trip

Photo: Backcountry ski trip

Backcountry ski trip

Photo: Skinning up

Skinning up

Photo: Backcountry ski trip

Backcountry ski trip

Photo: Gerald

Gerald

Photo: Tennessee and Tristen

Tennessee and Tristen

Photo: Friendship col

Friendship col

Photo: Kendra

Kendra

Photo: Backcountry ski trip

Backcountry ski trip

Photo: Tyson

Tyson

Photo: Backcountry ski trip

Backcountry ski trip

Photo: Backcountry ski trip

Backcountry ski trip

Photo: Tennessee

Tennessee

Photo: Practice slopes

Practice slopes

Photo: Tyson, Karl, Kendra, Blair

Tyson, Karl, Kendra, Blair

Photo: Tennessee and Kendra

Tennessee and Kendra

Photo: Backcountry ski trip

Backcountry ski trip

Photo: Kendra

Kendra

Photo: Backcountry ski trip

Backcountry ski trip

Photo: Tennessee skiing

Tennessee skiing

Photo: Gerald

Gerald

Photo: Kendra and Tristen

Kendra and Tristen

Photo: Tennessee skiing

Tennessee skiing

Photo: Kendra and Tennessee

Kendra and Tennessee

Photo: Backcountry ski trip

Backcountry ski trip

Photo: Karl

Karl

Photo: Backcountry ski trip

Backcountry ski trip

Photo: Backcountry ski trip

Backcountry ski trip

Photo: Skinning up

Skinning up

Photo: Kendra

Kendra

Photo: Backcountry ski trip

Backcountry ski trip

Photo: Tristen and Tyson

Tristen and Tyson

Photo: Backcountry ski trip

Backcountry ski trip

Photo: Backcountry ski trip

Backcountry ski trip

Photo: Skinning up

Skinning up

Photo: Gerald

Gerald

Photo: Backcountry ski trip

Backcountry ski trip

Photo: Heading back up

Heading back up

Photo: Tyson

Tyson

Photo: Heading down

Heading down

Photo: Tristen pointing

Tristen pointing

Photo: Tree

Tree

Photo: Backcountry ski trip

Backcountry ski trip

Photo: Heading back up

Heading back up

Photo: Tennessee skiing

Tennessee skiing

Night ski

Skiing at night without lights can be dangerous; fortunately Stephen brought some fireworks and we used them to illuminate the slopes. Safety first!

Photo: Night ski

Night ski

Video: Fireworks-lit night ski

Fireworks-lit night ski

Photo: Apres-ski drinks

Apres-ski drinks

Photo: Cheers

Cheers

The Hut

Photo: Bill Putnam Hut

Bill Putnam Hut

Photo: Woodshed and sauna

Woodshed and sauna

Photo: Sauna

Sauna

Photo: Sauna

Sauna

Photo: Sauna

Sauna

Photo: Kitchen view

Kitchen view

Photo: Bill Putnam Hut

Bill Putnam Hut

Photo: Backcountry ski trip

Backcountry ski trip

Photo: Backcountry ski trip

Backcountry ski trip

Photo: Main room

Main room

Photo: Boots

Boots

Photo: Bill Putnam Hut

Bill Putnam Hut

Photo: Bill Putnam Hut

Bill Putnam Hut

Photo: Hut wall

Hut wall

Leaving

Photo: Hut

Hut

Photo: Waiting

Waiting

Photo: Stephen and Karl

Stephen and Karl

Photo: Backcountry ski trip

Backcountry ski trip

Photo: Backcountry ski trip

Backcountry ski trip

Photo: Erin, Gerald, Karl

Erin, Gerald, Karl

Photo: Helicopter landing

Helicopter landing

These are some of the better photos selected from the complete set.

See also: Tristen's photos, Stephen's photos.


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