In this week’s episode, the crew jets off to the birthplace of backcountry skiing in the US, the motherland of the Northeast ski mountaineering; Mt. Washington, NH. Renowned for its harsh weather and world record winds, Mt. Washington is home to two classic skiing ravines, Tuckerman’s and Huntington. The two ravines are a skier’s playground of steeps, couloirs, ice, and powder.
Joined by a crew of devoted Mt. Washington locals, frigid temps and gale winds are met with powder turns and pure stoke. But learning the backcountry fun that can be had on Mt. Washington is just part of the story learned on The Fifty’s East Coast jaunt.
Joined by: Blake Keogh, Ryan Gibbs, Ryan Dunfee, Forrest Frizzell, Forrest Shearer, Jamie Walter & Ben Drummond.
Mt. Washington is the ancestral home of the Wabanaki Confederacy, Abenaki, and Pequawket and was known as Agiocochook, Kodaak Wadjo or Waumbik.
This is Episode 23 for The FIFTY, and lines 22 and 23 completed by Cody Townsend. The FIFTY is a project following Cody Townsend as he attempts to climb and ski all fifty of the lines and mountains chronicled in the book, “The 50 Classic Ski Descents of North America.” The series documents Townsend’s journeys, travels, challenges and each line and mountain listed in the book. It’s a journey through the most majestic mountains and ski lines in North America along with a unique insight into how skiers make decisions in the backcountry, how they plan, navigate and safely move through the mountains and the people that dedicate their lives to the mountains.