Quandary Peak

Stacy and I spent a week skiing in Colorado. While there we took a day to climb Quandary Peak and make a Ski descent. 23 photos
February 12, 2017
Stacy's first bowl!
12 Feb 2017 - 12:40

One of our in-bounds days while in CO, skiing at Breckenridge.
Gearing up
15 Feb 2017 - 06:21

Getting our stuff out of the truck. It's a frosty 7°f
Quandary Peak: Getting started
15 Feb 2017 - 06:41

Getting started on the trail just as the ski began to lighten.
The fading moon
15 Feb 2017 - 07:15

Watching the stars and then moon fade away on the lower slopes of Quandary Peak.
Skinning up near tree line
15 Feb 2017 - 07:20

Getting close to tree line as the day starts to warm up
Quandary Peak
15 Feb 2017 - 07:39

Our objective far in the distance.
Quandary Peak
15 Feb 2017 - 09:21

Well above treeline now, the summit inching closer
Ridgeline up to Quandary Peak
15 Feb 2017 - 09:36

A 2,000' drop to climbers left, we skirted as right as we could while following the ridge up.
Skinning up Quandary Peak
15 Feb 2017 - 09:39

Stacy skinning up the ridge toward the summit. This would be the last relatively flat section till we summited.
The last flat section
15 Feb 2017 - 09:41

A short reprieve before some 38° slope to the summit, we enjoyed the views that the 2,000' drop next to use provided.
Quandary Peak: The Bowl
15 Feb 2017 - 09:47

A full shot of the upper bowl that we would be skiing down.
Smiley Stacy
15 Feb 2017 - 10:12

These would be the last smiles for a while as we began the much steeper final ridge to the top.
Quandary Peak: Summit!
15 Feb 2017 - 12:04

Enjoying the summit and taking in some much needed calories.
Summit Dance
15 Feb 2017 - 12:12

Stacy's obligatory summit dance
Happy to be on the summit
15 Feb 2017 - 12:13

And psyched to start the ski descent!
Back to the bowl
15 Feb 2017 - 12:21

Heading back down the final summit ridge to the bowl where we'll begin our Ski descent.
Transitioning our skis for the descent
15 Feb 2017 - 12:30

Hard to tell, but it was quite steep here. Took some careful effort make sure nothing went down the mountain on it's own!
All ready
15 Feb 2017 - 12:35

Transition complete, time to shred!
Skiing the Bowl
15 Feb 2017 - 12:40

Shredding the gnar
Just skiied the bowl!
15 Feb 2017 - 13:01

Back on the flatter ridge after skiing the bowl.
Happy Campers
15 Feb 2017 - 14:19

Back at the truck after a sweet 7 hour climb and ski descent
15 Feb 2017 - 14:19

How we actually felt back at the truck!
Crepe Stand!
16 Feb 2017 - 21:05

Getting some important sustenance after a good day in the mountains.