This past weekend 13 women set off into Cardrona's side country, kitted out in light-weight Dynafit touring boots and skis, in search of some fresh tracks (and quite a few transceivers as it turns out). We learned the basics of backcountry safety under the expert tuition of Anna Cook and Laetitia Campe from Aspiring Guides, and got to practice our technique with skins, transceivers, probes and shovels. All that hard work was followed up by some nice turns in silky, almost spring-like snow. We finished off our day with some mulled wine at the Cardrona Pub, always more enjoyable when you've gained altitude the honest way!
This coming weekend our very capable guides, Anna Cook and Laetitia Campe, will take the Mission WOW crew into Treble Cone's spectacular backcountry: check out last year's photos to get an idea of just how spectacular.
If you'd like to get out of bounds from time to time (or all the time), come along - there's still a few spaces left. You don't need to be an amazing skier or boarder, just reasonably confident in off piste terrain, and fit enough to skin (like walking on skis) up a hill. You'll get the opportunity to learn some essential backcountry safety skills, as well as meet a new crew of keen adventurers.
See www.missionwow.org to learn more or to register.
Look forward to seeing you out there!