Rock Creek to Mammoth Ski Mountaineering
Rock Creek to Mammoth traverses over 30 miles of rugged and wild high country while tagging some of the baddest and most coveted ski lines in the Range of Light in an adventurous 8-day itinerary.
One of the grand tours of the Sierra Crest, Rock Creek to Mammoth traverses over 30 miles of rugged and wild high country while tagging some of the baddest and most coveted ski lines in the Range of Light in an adventurous 8-day itinerary. Not intended as an introduction to ski mountaineering, but rather as a graduation from a healthy apprenticeship in the art of light, fast, and technical ski travel. Not a recommended tour for snowboarders, but we can put together a custom variation upon request.
This tour is being offered at this price with a minimum of 2 to run on April 5-12, 2020, or on a custom, private basis.Best season is generally mid-March through mid-April.
The ski options are endless and the scenery is spectacular.
Like many of the finer things in life, ski terrain improves with age. Geologically, the colorful “roof pendant” rock formations were formed from ancient sea beds before the Sierra Nevada Range existed. When tectonic forces pushed granitic rock through the roof of this strata it lifted and cracked the Earth’s overlying crust. The subsequent erosion has given us a magnificent ski mountaineering paradise. The biggest and best steep ski lines in the Sierra are found in long swath of ancient stone on the Eastern side of the Sierra from near Independence all the way to Bridgeport. Rock Creek to Mammoth contains some of the most dramatic, remote, and skiable terrain of all of it. This tour starts in the granite of Rock Creek and traverses west of the Crest to access Mount Gabb and Mount Mills then north through the Mono Recesses to reach the colorful McGee Creek headwaters, Red & White Mountain, Red Slate Mountain, upper Convict Creek, and finally Bloody Mountain to finish in the Mammoth Lakes area.
This 8-day adventure is an accessible tour that starts in the comfort of the Mosquito Flat Hut. It proceeds to travel through some of the most remote, yet classic ski mountaineering terrain in the range. The ski options are endless and the scenery is spectacular. If you have the time and the skills for it, this one is tough to beat.
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