Peak:  Mt. Aetna (13er)
 Route:  East face, Grand couloir
 Range:  Sawatch
 Posted By:  SnowAlien
 Date of Info:  04/26/2014
 Date Posted:  04/26/2014
Details

Grand couloir is still in, but is getting thin (considerably less full than last year around this time). In view of that, we chose to ski the East face. Due to cloud cover and wind the snow never warmed up, making conditions "interesting" on steeper terrain. Massive amounts of red dust is a major factor, likely contributing to rapid snowmelt.

Pic 1: Skin up Taylor
Pic 2: Aetna East face from Taylor
Pic 3: Grand coulor from Aetna



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