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Diagonal Gully

Early April was the prime spring skiing period on Mount Washington in 2011. The snowpack was solid and the weather was stable before a significant meltdown. I only had one spring skiing day on Mount Washington this year, but made it count with a descent of Diagonal Gully in Huntington Ravine (a route I’ve never been on). Eric Pederson joined me and we timed it perfectly; the snow was heavier powder that was just about to turn into cement.

Climbing into Huntington:

Looking at the Harvard Bulge, an icefall at the bottom of Diagonal:

Skiing the bottom of Yale Gully to exit around the Harvard Bulge:

View the full set of photos in the Diagonal Gully gallery in the Archive.

Photo Details: Canon 5D Mark II w/ EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM.