where (what mountain) you where with skyies ?
That was Mt. Hood, Oregon, on July 1st 2008. I met some friends there for a weekend of skinning and skiing; I'm not into climbing, unless I have skis with me for the descent.
I like to skin up, so I can enjoy this:
I was there descending Cima Brocan, Alpi Marittime, in Italy;
here the non-trivial transverse (45/55 slope)... (I'm third person from the left):
That would be a faster descent on skis...
Seriously, that looks like a perfect pitch for some jump-turns; probably a bit icy, though. What's below you? A safe slide, or a 'Plunge of Doom'?
I would feel totally safe on skis, but in crampons, I'd want to be roped...
You are in an alpinist's paradise; get to the Dolomites much? Ever bring skis?
If you ever make it to the Washington State area, let me know, and we'll collaborate on an "ambient climb"!