April 11, 2012

Nick Matisse and Mike Records Check in from AK

Mike Records enjoys some steeps, AK style

Photos and text by Nick Matisse

After spending a day around camp with zero visibility, the weather popped and we woke to bluebird skies and little wind. All lines shown are accessed from the Worthington glacier. Despite warm weather at the parking lot, above 3000 ft the snow was dry, soft, and supportive on northerly protected aspects. It’s been a little strange entering an entirely different snowpack after the season in Colorado, but we’ve been digging lots of pits and trying to get a better sense what’s happening. As seen in the pictures, stability in the upper snowpack is still an issue. We’re back in Anchorage now, but plan to do a day or two of touring around Turnagain pass and then head back to Valdez to finish out the trip.




About the Author

1. Ed Dujardin
After moving out west for college, Ed took summer school so he could spend winters in Crested Butte. These days, he coaches the Western State Colorado University Freeride Team, and spends as much time as he can fishing the incredible rivers of the area.


nick says:

They’re coming, it’s easier to edit stills than video on the fly.

Alex Matisse says:

How about a little video for those of us stranded in North Carolina.