Apocalypse Couloir, GTNP 3-5-2015

We were so lucky.  The snow was fantastic in the couloir top to bottom.

We were so lucky. The snow was fantastic in the couloir top to bottom. Jess McMillan ripping the Couloir.

A view of the Apocalypse as we skin up the approach.

A view of the Apocalypse as we skin up the approach.

Pete gearing up to drop in.

Pete gearing up to drop in.

Dropping in.

Dropping in.

Looking into the couloir and wondering if this was a good idea.

Looking into the couloir and wondering if this was a good idea.

Dropping in.

Dropping in.

Tanner Flanagan coming down the first repel.

Tanner Flanagan coming down the first repel.

Tanner Flanagan and I hanging out at the second repel.

Tanner Flanagan and I hanging out at the second repel.

Pete on the second repel.

Pete on the second repel.

We decided to call this cave the safety.  And I can't tell you how nice it was to get ready to ski in this huge cave.  It gave us time to take a few deep breaths and slow our heart rates.

We decided to call this cave the safety. And I can’t tell you how nice it was to get ready to ski in this huge cave. It gave us time to take a few deep breaths and slow our heart rates.

Pete ripping the velvet carpet.

Pete ripping the velvet carpet.

Tanner Flanagan loving every minute of the ski.

Tanner Flanagan loving every minute of the ski.

Definitely had a nice roll into the Ice Bulge.

Definitely had a nice roll into the Ice Bulge.

Looking down Ice Alley.

Looking down Ice Alley.

Stoke level was high!

Stoke level was high!

Pete skiing through the Ice Alley.

Pete skiing through the Ice Alley.

Tanner Flanagan enjoying the soft snow.

Tanner Flanagan enjoying the soft snow.

We were so lucky.  The snow was fantastic in the couloir top to bottom.

We were so lucky. The snow was fantastic in the couloir top to bottom.

 

 

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