Friday, May 19, 2006

A look at next week's Out There. One word: ouch!

We were on the summit of Pikes Peak this week when world-class Aspen skier Chris Davenport showed up with friend Ted Mahon (no slouch on skis either) to ski the peak's classic Y couloir. This is a serious pitch, with sharp rocks lining the narrow chute and pitches steeper than 45 degrees. Top that off with a really patchy snow pack and you have tough skiing.

It is all part of Davenport's bid to ski all Colorado's fourteeners in one year. You can see some of his photos and read his stories from the 42 other peaks he's ripped down so far on his Web site. Look at that picture. Looks nasty, don't it. And Pikes Peak was one of the easier mountains. Yikes. We'll have a full write up Friday, May 26.

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