Lots more to come from our trip, but overall we had a successful expedition in skiing a previously unskied line from 20,084ft while also seeing lots of potential for future human powered ski touring. Here are a few recent social media posts Luke has shared as he is a true wizard of the region, not only respectfully engaging in local customs where appropriate, and knowing these mountains as well as anyone, but he’s also skilled in figuring out the 3-7.5 minute windows when the internet worked in Leh:)
We had challenging weather, and after our successful descent we returned to Leh two days early and have been skiing the high passes. This image is at 17,788 feet / 5440 meters yesterday ski touring near the Taglung La. I’ll post a full trip report on the website soon.
We are devoted to exploratory climbing and skiing in the Himalayas, Brennan Lagasse (@stateofthebackcountry) and I will be offering exploratory ski mountaineering this coming October 2017 and in May 2018 in the Himalayas. -Luke#️⃣: #HimalayaAlpineGuides #Ladakh #skiing#mountaineering #guideslife #snow #mountains#Himalayas #summer
— with Brennan Lagasse.
@stateofthebackcountry at 19,800 feet / 6055 meters on approach to the summit of an unnamed 20,000 foot / 6000 meter peak we skied from the summit last week here in the Indian Himalayas. I'll post a trip report in the coming weeks. We had a true adventure on this inaugural ski mountaineering expedition here in India, and found a lot of unskied couloirs and peaks with a lot of potential. We will return to this zone in May/June 2018. Our next 🎿ski mountaineering expedition is in Nepal in October 2017, you should come. Ski the Himalayas. I drive into the Changtang for 6000 meter alpine climbing tomorrow for two weeks. Pursue fun.⚡️ . . . . . . . #alpinism #mountaineering #skiing #Himalayas #HimalayaAlpineGuides #research #thesearch #skimountaineering #splitboarding #campvibes #expedition
@stateofthebackcountry scoping new territory today. 🎿The season continues. We skied a 1000 foot shot from the Khardung La, amongst throngs of tourists heading for Nubra valley on the high road. We are only beginning, tomorrow we meet the horses and head into our base camp. Here we're making turns at about 16,350 feet / 5000 meters. We'll check in on the 10th June, we've got a few 6000m peaks on our list, and obtained our IMF permit yesterday. We discovered a lot of potential today, it looks good for future trips.. . . . . . . . #skiing #Himalayas #khardungla #adventureskiing #snow #skimountaineering #himalayaalpineguides
#endlesswinter #HimalayaAlpineGuides#skimountaineering #Kashmir #Ladakh
— withBrennan Lagasse.
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