Just back from 4 spectacular days in the Beartooth Mountains. I was lucky enough to be included in a Patagonia alpine design team retreat. Thought I am certainly not an expert skier, I do extensive testing of baselayers and shells that overlap significantly with the alpine line. Walker graciously extended the invitation and I jumped on it. So glad I did. Those mountains are spectacular!
We worked with Beartooth Powder Guides out of Cooke City, MT. Ben and Bo run a first-class operation and the center-piece of their offering is a beautiful high country cabin that the two of them hand-built last summer. It’s situated on an old mining claim within the Gallatin Wilderness and accessible only via human power.
Some wonderful times with fantastic people. I continue to be amazed and inspired by the dedication Patagonia has to making the best product. They are without a doubt “committed to the core.”
Check out some of the pics:
Woody Creek Cabin
Skinning up the Woody Creek drainage
Working up the ridge
Richard assessing the route
Refueling before the crux of the route
Randy, Evan and Walker ascending said crux…
Blowing like stink on the ridge…so we boot-packed.
Bo keeping us all in line