Friday, November 17, 2006

Snow is back on 14ers, and so is Chris Davenport

On Monday pro-skier Chris Davenport clicked into his skis again in an attempt to be the first dude on the planet to ski all of Colorado's 14,000-foot peaks in one calendar year. Last June he quit with 10 to go.
After bagging
Mount Bross, Monday, he now has nine, but some of them, such as Longs Peak, are serious hair balls.

Fortunately Davenport is barely mortal. You want to see hairball,
check out what he has already skied. He manages to have fun skiing things that would give most people a one-way ticket to the afterlife.

Here's what he said about Bross: "The wind was howling and blowing us around like flags on the summit. Fortunately the air temperature was warm so the wind chill was manageable. At the edge of the summit plateau we clicked into out skis and had some really nice turns down the bowl at the top of Moose Gulch. The wind had loaded some soft snow in here, and we managed a few hundred feet of quality turns before running into the wind blown sastrugi snow that makes even the best skiers look like beginners."

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