Elevator Shaft, Rocky Mountain National Park

Today I learned the importance of a good breakfast.

It’s always hard to shove food in your mouth when you wake up early to go skiing, and today I just decided not to. Cam picked me up and we made our way up to the Park, stopping at The Donut Haus in Estes Park. I got a couple donuts but still wasn’t very hungry so I ate one and saved the other for later.

We got to the Bear Lake parking lot and then we were off. Somehow we both forgot sunglasses.

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Huge cornice break on Hallett’s South Face.

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Cam and Lake Haiyaha.

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We made our way to Lake Haiyaha and then up the Elevator Shaft. It was really warm and stupidly I left my jacket on while climbing. Three quarters of the way up I was getting really lightheaded and dizzy if I looked down. The slope was heating up pretty fast too so at the same time I was trying to keep a good pace so we could get to the top. We finally did and those donuts I saved sure did taste good! OK, now time to ski!

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Cam, ultra barreled in the large walls of the Elevator Shaft, and ripping like always. ↓

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