Custom Ski Mountaineering~~Neil Bradshaw

Trei's Haute Faire

April 7 thru 10 provided great powder skiing and high mountain adventures for Neil Bradshaw’s return annual adventure to the Williams Peak Yurts. Neil was joined once again by return veterans from previous seasons: Whit Atkinson, Per Lindfors, George Kirk, &  Brent Estep. Two new additions this season were Sean O’Conner and Dave Hennessy  who completed the group which was guided by Kirk Bachman and Michael Hatch.  Trei Cooke jumped in as Tail-gunner on his snowboard, when not putting out a 4-day menu of Gourmet Faire.

Faceshots of powder were ample thru the 4-day trip on all north aspects including such Classics Steep chutes: among them Big Phatty and KB’s with the requisite adrenalin these runs inspire.  The Group also raised to the Challenge on Day 3 for the Tour of ‘Around the Block’ which opens up seldoms skied High Bowls along with Passes which must be booted up with skis on back. This 10 hour tour brought some great skiing combined with mountaineering skills and many unexpected surprises along the way, as the Sawtooth Weather provided periods of sun mixed with Spring clouds and a Day of Snow Squalls.

Here are a few fotos which were contributed by Neil, Dave, and Kirk.

Can’t wait until next year’s adventure!

Down Mode from the Goat Ladder

Top of the Goat Ladder

Peak 10,082 from Goat Ladder Col

Ridgetop Looking Down KB's

Horstmann- Sickle Couloir Inspiration

Meadow Bowl

Our Crew Almost

George Headin' to the Throne

Neil 'Expedition Visionary'

Topping the Saddle Williams/Thompson

Sean seeking the Skier's Summit

Per re-visiting Familiar Terrain

Profile Basin

Approach to Big Fattie

Big Fattie Climb

Classic Chute-- Big Fattie

Approach to the Goat Ladder

Approaching the Goat Ladder

Goat Ladder

George Up-Mode Goat Ladder