Wasatch Mts, UT Backcountry Report: Shirtless, Hand Rope Belay, “Orange Chute”

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Miles in the exit of Orange. Big John in deep. image: big john

Report from Jan 3rd, 2019

Brought to you by Scott Sports

Skis Used:  Scott Scrapper 115

Yesterday, I skied Snowbird, then Alta, then went backcountry skiing into Big Cottonwood Canyon with Big John.

We headed up to ski what we’re calling “Orange Chute.”

The ski down to it was in deep powder.

We then found a rope to hand belay ourselves into the chute over steep, bushy, rocky terrain.

Once in the chute, it was full steam ahead.

Another amazing day in the Wasatch.

It was very hot on south aspects yesterday.

Shirtless hot…

Big John in deep. image: snowbrains

AVALANCHE REPORT:

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FORECAST:

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PHOTOS:

Shirtless and happy Miles. image: snowbrains

John roping in. image: snowbrains

Big John up. image: snowbrains
Big John in deep. image: snowbrains
John on belay. image: snowbrains
Big John digging in. image: snowbrains
Vistas de Big Cottonwood Canyon. image: snowbrains
Vistas de Big Cottonwood Canyon. image: snowbrains

Vistas de Big Cottonwood Canyon. image: snowbrains

Big John last run. image: snowbrains
Miles in the exit or Orange. Big John in deep. image: big john
Miles in the exit or Orange. Big John in deep. image: big john

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