So my play buddie Martin has gone home to, what appears to be winter wonder land (I think Umeå got like 20 cm of fresh snow this weekend!). Since I constantly have one thumb stuck in my butt, I kind of need someone to drag me along on all those adventures that I’m so happy afterwards that I did experience. In other words, I haven’t gotten out much during the past week…
So what can I girl do? Find new oxens to pull her cart naturally.
I spent my first weeks here going in to the same sport stores like a thousand times, harassing the people working there with questions about everything and nothing. That turned out to be a really good strategy, because I got to talk to almost everyone working in those stores, and some of them turned out to be backcountry enthusiasts. When Martin left, I sent out an email to a guy that I and Martin had talked to about airbag cartriges, and he instantly invited me to go skiing in Cameron’s Pass. Wohoo! I’m really excited, and terrified at the same time. Skiing with new people is always scary, since I never know what their expectations of my skills are. Heck, I don’t even know what my skills are! Do I know how to get down tight colouirs or don’t I? Will I have the strength and energy to keep their speed while ascending? Will I go mental with hight fright when traversing the ridge? And yet, YEY, I’m gonna go skiing!!! And its gonna be beautiful and fantastic to be back in the backcountry!!! I’m really excited that they want me to tag along. So today, I’ve been working so that I can go skiing in the morning. I shudder when I think of the fact that I have to get up at 5 am tomorrow, but it’ll be totally worth it.
Anyway, the route we are planning is to go from Road 14 to the Nokhu Crags and ski down the North-East facing colouirs. Either that, or we’ll go further in and ski the north face towards Lake Agnes. I’m hoping for some serious fun. In any case, even if the snow is crap, it’ll be really great to get to know some new people. Wish me luck!