Winter is Coming

95 Degree weather makes me think of skiing. At least it makes me think that we have reached the dog-days of summer so skiing is only a few more months away. Wishful thinking - right?

In honor of winter, however much further away it might be, here are a few photos from my trip to Bella Coola, BC, Canada in April 2014. Despite the warm March/April weather that melted all snow below 5,000 feet, we got a few feet of new snow on arrival, and then a week of blue skies. Conditions were so stable that we got on a few very steep, exposed lines. But Bella Coola Helisports pilot Richard Lapointe and Lead Guide, Jia Condon had it all under control. Jia is also an incredible photographer - all photos below are his (see more @jiacondon).

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