With a 6 am start from the community of Mt Currie, Vancouver resident Jason Lee and I headed up the Duffy Lake road to the Cerise Creek trail head. The weather for the day was as forecast, a mix of sun and cloud and the temperatures just below freezing. With a little north breeze we skinned through the beautiful forest, bypassed the cabin and climbed through the Vantage/Matier Col. We were greeted by a spectacular view of the Twin One drainage. The Twin One couloir is on a sub-peak of Mt Matier. Facing North East the couloir is opposite and more “famous” ski descent off the 2770m summit, the NW Face. To my astonishment I witnessed a group of four in this distant valley. I was puzzled as to where they would be going as most people in the Cerise Creek area stick to the comfort and safety of the hut tree and glades. Soon I realized they seemed to be going in same direction a Jason and I. I called over and as we set a skin track through the crevasses of lower glacier found that the four Pemberton hardcore skiers were actually heading to the same place. Unbelievably we saw another party of two heading up the Twin One glacier to the NW Face.
Rich approaching the Twin One Couloir
Jason Lee on the "stairmaster"
Jason up high with the beautiful valley cloud flowing through.
Jason at the top of the climb.
The work is over. Let the fun begin!
As high as we could go.
The snow was a perfect mix of security and enjoyment.
Jason skiing the mid-section