Our story begins after you have been magically transported to the top of the peak identified (hopefully) in Clue #4…
It’s late afternoon and you have no headlamp, compass or topo map, but, pffft – who needs ‘em? Use the force Luke and just start skiing.
Stepping into your bindings, you cruise along a ridgeline with gobsmacking exposure on all sides. Glancing to the left and right, you come to what looks like a skiable line and turn off.
Gut-wrenching steep, exposed turns lead down a face. The sun is setting and there is mot much time. Sticking to the fall-line, you weave around seracs, icefalls and huck a few fifty-footers with blue ice landings all bathed in brilliant alpenglow. Where’s the photographer when you need him?
Then, shazaam! Stokage! You have made it through the crux of a suspected first descent! Relieved, you make big sweeping turns across a bit of a plateau, and then come to a glacier.
At the glacier, you take a skier’s left.
By now, it is pitch black and you are dodging crevasses by Braille for hours while staying on the glacier. This is misery…. when will it end?
Exhausted, you eventually see the outlines of some structures in the moonlight. Ahhhh, praise Allah…
Staggering up to the structures, you meet a climber geared up for an early alpine start and ask “Where am I?”
Instead of smiling and giving you a Vegamite sandwich like those infernal, AC/DC loving Aussies do, he fixes you with a steely gaze and reveals a BRAND NEW PAIR OF K2 TELE/AT SKIS.
Oh My God…!! Your knees tremble in eager anticipation of shredding Planet Earth. Tears of joy spring from your eyes.
Within one meter, where are you?
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