Pfiefferhorn | Team Mammut

Friday, March 8, 2013

Pfiefferhorn

For the last two years here in the Wasatch the avi danger has not really allowed folks to get out and ski some of the more interesting and committing lines. One line that I have been wanting to shoot for a while now was the Pfiefferhorn. No, the name was not stolen from the Matterhorn, although it is its little sister. A horn is a three sided pyramid shaped peak that has three cirques that make up the bottom. The pfieff is a perfect example of a horn and has fascinated me for a long time. The northwest couloir off the pfieff is a great exposed line with 1 to 2 raps depending on the snow levels. Right now its two. Caroline Glich, Brody Leven, and Alex Taran joined me on this mission and it was nothing but pure fun and good times mixed with a little bit of shooting.

 The approach took us 4 to 5 hours. We were not in a hurry because the snow was frozen and needed to be warmed up a bit before we could ski our line.



Top of the summit. Such and amazing view of the lone peak wilderness area.
In the couloir. Basically a no fall zone till the lower apron. Always fun to keep you on your toes.

Special thanks to http://brodyleven.com/ for taking photos of the trip, cause I was too busy taking photos for work. These were all his.  I hope to spend some more time out in the lonepeak wilderness this spring to finish taking photos for a personal project I am working on.

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