February 15, 2011

Palmyra Peak

You really can't understand how extraordinary Telluride's hike-to 13,320' Palmyra Peak is unless you actually go up the bastard. This is wild country, fully deserving of its EX rating, offering the kind of remote and intimidating skiing you just don't get within the bounds of (realistically) any other major North American resort. My brother was full of great quotes on this little adventure, such as, "This is as close as it gets to hiking to your own firing squad." Don't miss his parting comments over the last shot, either.

Once again the video was captured with my little Canon SD940 compact still camera. Given how gorgeous the shots of the wind raking over the peak were, I probably should have been carrying one of my real video cameras, but hey—I'm on vacation. :)

  1. Deb Kees says:

    You should submit this to Telluride Magazine’s contest. If you’re still in town you might win a free tune-up or gear demo. I will definitely re-post it and link to your site! Great video. Here’s a link to our contest blog:

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