Sierra Mountain Center

California’s premier mountaineering school and guide service – Bishop, CA

Skiing with Julbo and Glen Plake

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If you have been around skiing for a while you have seen photos of Glen Plake. The guy with the multicolored mohawk and who skis on 210cm skis with no sidecut – and looks better on them than the rest of us put together.
SMC worked with Julbo (the sunglasses people) to put on a three day program with the Julbo contest winner judy Wu and folks from a bunch of media outlets – skiing, Powder, Backcountry, Backcountry.com etc. The idea was to have Glen show people his home turf in his indomitable style and sleep out under the stars for the full backcountry experience.
We went in and camped up high on Peaklet, below Mt Humphreys. Weather was not spring like with cold temps, new snow and howling winds.
But was it ever pretty with huge Sierra wave cloud arching across the sky at nights.
Skiing was not bad either.

For video go here.

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Written by SP Parker

May 3, 2011 at 7:03 pm

Posted in Backcountry Skiing

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