NW face of Mt. Chester on rental gear, that is how we roll. Any suggestions for axe/crampons (comment below?)?
Interesting dilemna: About 1hr on our way up the chute, we noticed a group of 2 starting to skin up the apron. We figured we would have to wait for them at the top so that we would not sluff them out. We were in no hurry so we didn't mind waiting, but I would imagine there are plenty of scenarios where this could be a problem: what if we were linking this up with some other lines and/or had to beat warming/sunset or had other time committments? comments?
Ultimately, it turned out to be a couple who run a local shop. Maybe we should ask for some discounts for our patience :)...
Miner's, super skied out, nice to tick it off