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.
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— withBrennan Lagasse.
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