A consistent few weeks of cold temperatures and good regular powder dumps finished with warmer air coming in a few days ago. Evidently the northern faces didn’t realise this as the snow was still deep and pristine on any northern aspect from top to bottom as these pics show! Beautiful powder and stunning weather – what more could you ask!
On the way up
Roger dropping off the ridge between Ichinose and Ko-toomi
Looking back up from the Hirakawa