Summer time Skimo? Watch 2 Ski Mountaineers Assault, Flail on Emmons Glacier


In case you’re gonna neglect your allow and your ski poles, and dry heave on a distant mountainside, the views had higher be value it.

Earlier this season, three newbie ski mountaineers tried a summer season summit of Mount Rainier’s Emmons Glacier. If it sounds daring, that’s as a result of it’s. Excessive temps, rotten snow — it’s all suboptimal. Lengthy story quick, a heatwave stymied the trio’s preliminary try.

This video picks up 3 weeks later, when two of the unique three returned for vindication. What can be completely chill footage of two ski-mo buddies skinning up within the backcountry rapidly devolves right into a story of type-two enjoyable. Quick-forward to 7:40 for the humdinger: a bottomless, 15-foot-wide crevasse.

“We’re tied along with a rope to make sure our mutual destruction,” they inform us. So, at the very least there’s that.

Prepared for some slow-burning, off-piste journey? Have a look.

Runtime: 14 minutes

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