Report from September 10, 2022
Our Patagonia Chutes & Corn Project 2022 lives on!
There are six different long chutes in this very small zone.
One of the chutes was so good that we skied it three days in a row last week.
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That didn’t help much towards the goal of skiing all six chutes, but it was damn fun!
Yesterday, I finally got after a new line.
A line I’d never skied before and it was a beauty.
Greggy ditched me for the US of A a few days ago so I ventured out solo.
Luckily, deep in the backcountry, I ran into my friend Julian.
He was headed in the same direction as me so we joined forces.
We wanted to ski the most walled chute in the zone, but a nasty of buttress of rock and talus stopped us in our tracks…
Fortunately, where we were forced to stop on our scramble was right above another chute I never skied that is in our Patagonia Chutes & Corn Project.
This chute is wide then narrow then wide again then narrow again before it dumps you off on a gorgeous apron where you can rip fields of glory right down into the creek for a solid 2,000′ run.
I was worried that we were going to be too late and that the three cms of snow that fell a few days ago was just gonna make things gross.
I was wrong.
When we got there Juli exclaimed: “La nieve esta perfetca!”
The top skied like a dream.
The middle chokes had some challenges with avalanche debris and glide cracks but were still great.
The apron out the bottom was glorious.
Overall, I’d give the experience an 8 out of 10!
We were fired up at the bottom and made plans to meet up and complete the project together this week if possible.
Tomorrow and Tuesday look like a perfect window with full sun and temps warm but not too warm.
If all goes well, we might even get three of the remaining chutes done in two days.