American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, Canada, British Columbia, Coast Mountains, Mt. Plinth, North Face, New Route and Ski Descent

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  • Publication Year: 2001

Mt. Plinth, North Face, New Route and Ski Descent. On February 11, Jia Condon, Sean “Woody” Tribe, Chris “Beeker” Rameski, and Darrel White snowmobiled 50 kilometers to Meager Hotsprings, where they spent a relaxing night. Way early the next morning, they backtracked about eight kilometers and then continued up the Lilloet River drainage to 6,700 feet below the summit of Mt. Plinth. It took about three hours of skinning and about six hours of climbing through deep snow to ascend the north face. Due to a building storm, they spent a few anxious moments on the summit and then the next hour skiing down the north face, negotiating 55- to 60-degree sections to their sleds. From there, it was back to Meager Hotsprings for more lounging and whisky.

Jia Condon, Canada

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