Colchuk Glacier - rain and whiteout, May 2002

Agata, Scott and I spent a soggy weekend at Colchuk Lake, hoping the weather would improve enough to permit a short climb on Witches Tower followed by ski/snowboard descents from both Aasgard Pass and Colchuk Glacier. The weather never improved and so our ambitious plans were quashed, save for one desperate push up to Colchuk Col by yours truly for a partial whiteout descent of the glacier. The descent to the lake involved everything from powder, to hard-packed and finally corn. We salvaged what was left of the weekend by climbing rock in Icicle Canyon.



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