Published on January 22nd, 2015 | by The Powerhouse0
Frisby Mountain Sled Recovery
Laird was busy for the last couple of days doing sled recoveries off of Frisby Mountain. Four sleds in total recovered. Two riders had dropped down a drainage on the west side of Frisby Mountain, late in the afternoon. They soon realized that with the 2 plus feet of powder and the degree of the slope they had dropped that there was no way they would be climbing back out. So they opted to continue dropping in hopes of finding route out. If you are familiar with the west slope face of Frisby, you know there is no such route, it only gets steeper all the way to the valley bottom. These two left their sleds and hiked up, once up on the ridge again they encountered two other riders, who being helpful guys, volunteered to come to try and help get the sleds out. Ultimately their efforts were in vane, they had to leave their sleds down in the drainage as well, the snow was too deep and the slope to steep for their exhausted bodies to manage. They managed to hike to the cabin. Once off the mountain, the first two guys had to return home for work on Monday.
Laird went in on Monday and with the help of the second two guys and managed to get three of the sleds out. The fourth wouldn’t start so we went back together yesterday afternoon with new spark plugs and a rewind rope. We eventually got this sled fired and after a few attempts had it back up top,
A word of caution for riders who are unfamiliar with a riding area, ..be careful what you drop down into, consider the snow conditions, the sleds capabilities and your own capabilities as you may not be coming back up!! Glad that everyone was ok.
Check with us at the Powerhouse if you should require sled recovery services. Cheers.