Feb 23

The line . . . we also skied the smaller couloir on the the right side of the photo.

This descent happened when I was young and had no camera or concept of taking pictures for memories.  So thanks to Johnny and Martina for their photos, as well as John Scurlock’s aerial shots. This line probably should have been in the 50 Classic Descents of North America, instead of the Combatant Couloir.

B.C.’s 15th highest peak, Serra 2 is in of one of the most geologically impressive ranges in B.C.  The stegosaurus-like spines of Combatant, Tiedeman, Asperity and the Serras can be seen from great distances because they are anomalies on the Coast. A tight group of peaks that rise far above the surrounding ranges. The couloir we intended to ski on Serra 2 is at the southern end of the range, and can thus be seen from many points between Waddington and Vancouver. I had first spied the line in John Baldwin’s beautiful Coast Mountains coffee table book.

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