Farewell Robin — Indy Pass Memorial Run for a Fallen Brother

Post by WildSnow.com blogger | May 27, 2007      
Backcountry skiing independence pass this morning.
Lisa makes some turns for Robin Ferguson this morning at Independence Pass.

Some of you might remember when we reported a while back about the untimely death of Friends Hut founder and ski alpinist Robin Ferguson. This afternoon was his memorial service, so we got a group of friends together and made some turns for Robin this morning up at Independence Pass, near here in Colorado.

Crew before cranking some turns in honor of Robin Ferguson

The memorial ski run crew this morning on Geissler One, Independence Pass, just before making some sweet corn snow turns in honor of Robin. Click to enlarge.

Backcountry skiing independence pass this morning.
The climb this morning, Geissler to the left. Independence conditions report: New snow over dirt layer is holding at higher elevations, but only good for a few more days on anything but northerly, which will be the last to go. Perfect corn yielded good turns through late morning on all but the most sun cooked aspects. Trailhead start time of 6:30 AM worked well, though longer tours might require an hour or so earlier.

Backcountry skiing independence pass this morning.
Anda carves a few for Robin.


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One Response to “Farewell Robin — Indy Pass Memorial Run for a Fallen Brother”

  1. Rando Swede May 28th, 2007 9:08 pm

    Very nice way to celebrate Robin’s life. Looks like a great day too. The rest of the gang needs a little Dynafit evangelism though. You are out-numbered by Fritschis more than 2 to 1!

    How about a quick word on “summer-izing” Dynafits for storage. Cleaning, lube, de-tensioning… I always back the DIN down to 0 as part of the storage ritual. Heavy wax on the bases, Armor All the top sheets- a little TLC goes a long way. Not to worry, I don’t store ALL of my skis…

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