A 3:00 am alpine start is hard. I really didn’t think anything would make that right. But sitting on top of The Sentinel for lunch did. While I didn’t ask, I’m pretty sure that it made all the work Alex put into organizing the trip alright as well.
What made skiing the Sentinel memorable was being able to ski such a well-defined stand alone peak literally top to bottom. From our lunch spot on the pinnacle we skied down past the tree level through increasingly thick shrubs finally stopping in the valley at a fast flowing creek.
A week of preparation and more than a day of touring used in two minutes of downhill exhilaration.