So unbelievably stoked this finally happened!
After eyeing up the Grand Couloir at The Remarkables, Queenstown, for the majority of the season, I'm super happy and proud to have made it to the top and back again without dying, both from physical exhaustion and sketchy skiing.. Accompanied by my good friends Nico Piraud (a crazy french man that drops ridiculous lines on teles) and Tom Sanderson (a rad skier come doctor), we spent the morning hiking/riding the back chutes of remarks as a warm up before hiking to the top weather station, dropping through Deangulator chute, and then traversing to the bottom of the Grand Couloir. After a brief pause in progress whilst Tom dug himself out of a hole (much to mine and Nico's enjoyment), we boot packed straight up the guts with our skis clipped to our backs. It, was, sweltering. Such a warm spring day, and the snow was melting fast with some small avis under the cliffs to our right. After finally reaching the top, rewarding ourselves with a spot of lunch and Nico pulling off his whole tele heel piece (ideal at the top of a couloir), we started our decent. The top was steep and slushy, but once out of the narrowest part of the chute, the terrain opened up and we made fast work of the open face down to Lake Alta. Sick spring lines and so much fun! Can't wait for more adventures.