A week in The Books – Thompson Pass, Alaska

After a trip in the Iguana Backs, we spent 3 days recouping in Valdez. While we were there we decided that we were going to take advantage of the amazing weather and ski conditions and go for another mission. We decided to go into an area called the books. We knew it was a long way to get in and the locals haven’t known of anyone to really skin in there. We knew we would need an assist with carrying all of our overnight gear and food. So, we got set up for a snowmobile bump. When it came time to head in, the snowmobile bump fell through. We debated what to do for awhile. Uncertain of how much pain we were going to put ourselves in, we all came to the deciding that we would just walk and carry everything. We spent 11+ hours climbing in there and dug out camp in the dark that night.

The climb into the Books, Thompson Pass, Alaska

The climb into the Books, Thompson Pass, Alaska

When we woke up we were all a little beat down and sore but we were stoked as hell to where we were! No one had been skiing in the area and we had it all to ourselves. It was absolutely amazing!! We spent the week skiing sweet lines, stepping it up everyday & having the time of our lives. Here is a few photos from the adventure.

Nicole, Gareth & I heading to our ski lines from camp. In the Books, Thompson Pass, Alaska

Nicole, Gareth & I heading to our ski lines from camp. In the Books, Thompson Pass, Alaska

Meg Smith climbing to the top, loving life!

Climbing to the top, loving life in Alaska!

Nicole Mansfield in our kitchen.

Nicole Mansfield in our kitchen for the week.

Nicole and I freezing our tits off!

Nicole and I freezing our tits off!

Martin Youens

Martin Youens

Storm Day, Tent Jam Day with Nicole & Reese.

Storm Day, Tent Jam Day with Nicole & Reese.

Some of our ski lines from our trip in the Books, Thompson Pass, Alaska

Some of our ski lines from our trip in the Books, Thompson Pass, Alaska

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