Thanks to the snow conditions that we've been having lately,me,Ben and Steven decided to spend a weekend in Duffey area starting with Mount Slalok North Face.
I did Slalok few year back,but always wanted to go back and just ski the 900m face.
Mount Slalok North Face
We started around 9.30 from the parking,the trail was busy already.
By the time we got to the third lake there was a group aiming for Matier glacier route,but after looking for a bit at the face we picked our line,at first I was thinking to stay right of the centre couloir,but as soon as we got near the couloir we decided to go for the couloir instead since wasn't looking too bad.
Going up the couloir
The bootpacking wasn't too bad in the couloir,here and there some deep snow.
At the top of the couloir,where we went right,we put our skis on again and skinned all the way up to the last steep slope near the summit.
Back on skis
We all decided to ski that slope too,so we carried our skis and left them just before the summit.
Only after few moments after we got to the top,we saw that other group that went for Matier glacier route coming up towards the summit.
The other group approaching the summit
Us on the summit
The skiing down was pretty fun,the snow was ok,some crust here and there.
Ben skiing down
The tricky part was at the entrance back into couloir,a bit icy and steep,after what again some good steep skiing.
After waiting for Steven for a bit at the bottom of the face,we all started our way out to the car.
It was good that the trail wasn't busy,only 2 people were going up.
Fun skiing,highly recommended for sure.