Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Got out for a little dawn patrol this morning. Most successful dawn patrols take place mid winter when the sun rise is late, meaning you can sleep in a little more and cold, wintry snow is on the cards, compared to the refrozen crap that I skied on at 0730. Had I been a few hours later I could have scored some great spring corn, but that wouldn't have been a dawn patrol. Besides I would have missed this great sun rise, which made it all worth it.
"The skier who forsakes the lifts to climb under his own power to a mountain summit is a very different person from the downhill only piste basher and is often regarded by the latter as something of a curiosity.
But he was the creator of the sport; and possibly with him lies the future"
-Robin Fedden, The book of Europen Skiing, 1966