The Comstock Couloir lies on the remote Mount Dawson in the Selkirks of British Columbia. It’s a 2,500′ line that sustains a beautiful 55º for the entire length. From Asulkan Pass and much of the zones surrounding Roger’s Pass, you’ll gaze at Mount Dawson in the distance towering over its neighbors.
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It mesmerizes you and garners a curiosity of, “how far away is this giant?” Well, it’s a ways: roughly 11,000′ and 12.5 miles stand between Roger’s Pass Road and the top of Mount Dawson. And that’s just one way. The distance and complex terrain leading to Mount Dawson has resulted in it receiving a minimal number of recorded descents. In 2008, it was first skied by Greg Hill, the vert master, and five other BC locals. For some reason, it hasn’t garnered any more skiing travelers until this past season.
“So, I’m the first person to ski it 14 years later. I was six when they skied it.” – Michael Wirth
To learn more about Wirth and his insane mountain accomplishments, check out the profile piece written by SnowBrains writer Ryan Kime.
2 thoughts on “[VIDEO] Backcountry Skier and Filmmaker Michael Wirth Documents Second-Ever Descent of Comstock Couloir in British Columbia”
Technically, the 7th descent, no? Sounded like 6 other people already skied it on the first outing
I dunno. I mean, props to the guy for pulling this off in one day. He must have quads of steel. However, solo & without a helmet is a little foolhardy. Is side-slipping 4,000 feet down a 50° couloir really considered “skiing”? It wasn’t pretty, but I guess he got it done.