Mount Superior

Today was a beautiful blue bird day, and my friend Gian Luca and I enjoyed it by climbing and skiing Mount Superior.  Mount Superior (11,132 feet) is my favorite mountain in the Wasatch.  It is one of Salt Lake’s longest sustained runs.  Its steep.  And, since its across the street from Snowbird and Alta, its the mountain I always stared at while skiing at those resorts.  So, anytime the avalanche conditions and weather are right, and I have a partner willing to climb it with me, Superior is where I go.

Gian Luca getting ready for our big adventure, with our target, Mount Superior, in the background

Gian Luca getting ready for our big adventure, with our target, Mount Superior, in the background

On the summit of Cardiff, heading towards Superior

On the summit of Cardiff, heading towards Superior

The last 500 feet to the summit involves some minor rock climbing

The last 500 feet to the summit involves some minor rock climbing

Gian Luca heading up the final ridge

Gian Luca heading up the final ridge

Gian Luca enjoying some more rock climbing, with the town of Alta 3,000 feet below

Gian Luca enjoying some more rock climbing, with the town of Alta 3,000 feet below

This was a fun section, eight inches wide with a straight down drop off on either side

This was a fun section, eight inches wide with a straight down drop off on either side

Gian Luca on the summit of Superior, 11,132 feet above sea level

Gian Luca on the summit of Superior, 11,132 feet above sea level.  The mountain in the background on the right is Monte Cristo

Here I'm on the summit with some cornices to avoid, in the background

Here I’m on the summit with some cornices to avoid, in the background

Gian Luca back safe and sound on Little Cottonwood Canyon Road after our 3,000 foot descent.  He's getting his skis for our long walk back on the road

Gian Luca back safe and sound on Little Cottonwood Canyon Road after our 3,000 foot descent. He’s getting his skis ready for our long walk back on the road

Here we are with Superior in the background, skis on our backs ready for the walk back to the car

Here we are with Superior in the background, skis on our backs ready for the walk back to the car

 

2 thoughts on “Mount Superior

  1. The sky looked so pretty. Glad you have a friend to go along on your adventures so you are not by yourself.

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