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  • Skiing Mt. Russell's Northeast Couloir

    1,366 views 1 year ago
    Record snowfall made this ski descent of Mount Russell's northeast face possible; normally this is just a giant cliff. Steep, massive, and gorgeous--plus a descent of Carillon's southeast face, all of it in the incomparable California Sierra. Show less
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    • Southern California Dreaming - Duration: 4 minutes, 17 seconds.

      • 6 years ago
      • 1,358 views
      Okay: we don't get many powder days like this in Sunny Southern California. But when it does hit, it can blow your mind. Is it the novelty of skiing so close to downtown Los Angeles--or is it all...
    • Esha Peak - Duration: 5 minutes.

      • 5 years ago
      • 1,235 views
      Sierra Mountain Guides' Jed Porter joined us for this late-March ski descent of Esha Peak. We found highly variable snow across Esha's north face, but better than expected skiing down the shady sk...
    • The Muir Disconnect - Duration: 16 minutes.

      • 6 years ago
      • 3,413 views
      I was sure Mount Muir's east buttress was unskiable...until a chance collection of scouting photos seemed to suggest otherwise. So David Braun, Trevor Benedict, and I headed to Whitney Portal to s...
    • Skiing Mount Whitney's North Face - Duration: 6 minutes, 19 seconds.

      • 6 years ago
      • 7,157 views
      I'd been dreaming of skiing Mt. Whitney's north face ever since I first moved to California. The big winter of 2011 finally made it possible, and clicking into skis atop the highest point in the c...
    • Leavitt Peak: Skiing the Y-Couloir - Duration: 5 minutes, 51 seconds.

      • 6 years ago
      • 3,978 views
      Skiing Leavitt Peak's Y-Couloir, in the California Sierra. High-angle steep-skiing fun in the Sierra's Sonora Pass region, plus a 360-degree panorama view atop Leavitt's summit.
    • Skiing San Diego - Duration: 4 minutes, 57 seconds.

      • 6 years ago
      • 2,101 views
      A bold ski descent of fearsome Cuyamaca Peak, in the Cleveland National Forest. Thanks to an unusually cold March storm, Cuyamaca Peak was skiable for a few days this year. I jumped in my car and...
    • The Guitars of San Jacinto - Duration: 119 seconds.

      • 5 years ago
      • 646 views
      18" of fresh snow in Southern California's San Jacinto State Park. Who could ask for more?
    • Mount Conness: Skiing the Y-Couloir - Duration: 5 minutes, 59 seconds.

      • 6 years ago
      • 2,534 views
      Climb and ski descent of the Y-Couloir on Mount Conness and the Conness Glacier, in the Tioga Pass/Yosemite region of California's Sierra Nevada mountains. The "Y" proved to be a fairly steep line...
    • A Telluride Storm - Duration: 3 minutes, 33 seconds.

      • 5 years ago
      • 12,127 views
      An unexpected storm drops a foot of fresh snow and then vanishes, making for an unforgettable day of skiing at Telluride, Colorado.
    • Volkl RTM 84 Review (2013) - Duration: 2 minutes, 4 seconds.

      • 6 years ago
      • 12,993 views
      Not the light-n-lively feel we expect from Volkl; big and damp. Short-radius turns disappoint; better at speed. more → http://www.sierradescents.com/reviews/volkl/rtm-84.html
    • Double Dana - Duration: 6 minutes, 53 seconds.

      • 6 years ago
      • 1,655 views
      A delightful double ski descent of Mount Dana, via the Solstice and Dana couloirs, Tioga Pass/Yosemite region, in the California Sierra.
    • Skiing Split Mountain's North Face - Duration: 9 minutes, 42 seconds.

      • 6 years ago
      • 2,416 views
      What I remember most about this trip is that the skiing seemed to go on forever. Split is a huge mountain, and it took over 8 hours for us to climb it. But when we gained the High Sierra crest an...
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    • Mammoth 4th of July Fireworks - Duration: 107 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 205 views
      Fireworks show from atop Mammoth Mountain ski area, July 4, 2017
    • Skiing Birch Mountain - Duration: 3 minutes, 18 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 776 views
      Climb and ski descent of the eastside giant, Birch Mountain, in the California Sierra.
    • Skiing Mt. Russell's Northeast Couloir - Duration: 8 minutes, 20 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 1,366 views
      Record snowfall made this ski descent of Mount Russell's northeast face possible; normally this is just a giant cliff. Steep, massive, and gorgeous--plus a descent of Carillon's southeast face, al...
    • Skiing The Thumb - Duration: 2 minutes, 2 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 500 views
      High winds and variable snow quality made for very tough skiing, but the views were spectacular. The Thumb, in the Palisades region, California Sierra.
    • Mammoth Mountain July 2016 - Duration: 2 minutes, 20 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 2,035 views
      Skiing Independence Day weekend at Mammoth Mountain, California. A little thin but a lot of fun!
    • Mammoth April Fool's 2015 - Duration: 2 minutes, 18 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      • 517 views
      The footage they didn't want you to see: a front-line look at the driest winter in California history. April 1, 2015, Mammoth Mountain.
    • University Peak Panorama - Duration: 2 minutes, 37 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 389 views
      Summit views from atop University Peak, 13,632', near Independence in California's incomparable Eastern Sierra.
    • Kearsarge Peak Panorama - Duration: 3 minutes, 21 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 370 views
      Panorama view of Owens Valley and the High Sierra from the summit of 12,618' Kearsarge Peak, California.

      (for the record, that's Junction Peak on the horizon...)
    • Cirque Peak Panorama - Duration: 2 minutes, 51 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 409 views
      Panorama view from the top of California's Cirque Peak, in the John Muir Wilderness, Sierra Nevada mountains.

      For the record, Monache Meadows is on the horizon by Olancha Peak; the prominent Meado...
    • Esha Peak - Duration: 5 minutes.

      • 5 years ago
      • 1,235 views
      Sierra Mountain Guides' Jed Porter joined us for this late-March ski descent of Esha Peak. We found highly variable snow across Esha's north face, but better than expected skiing down the shady sk...
    • Olancha Peak Summit Panorama - Duration: 2 minutes, 12 seconds.

      • 5 years ago
      • 1,120 views
      Big views and big exposure atop Olancha Peak, in California's southern Sierra. → more: http://www.sierradescents.com/hiking/olancha-peak/2013/sa...
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