Mt Cook / Aoraki - Low Peak / Southern Peak ski descent
Thanks for posting your links. Googling found the following video/photos/info:
MT COOK / AORAKI - LOW PEAK / SOUTHERN PEAK (3,593 m / 11,788 ft) SKI DESCENTwww.youtube.com/watch?v=arXsmYOYqqg
I think this may be a trailer of "Aoraki Ski Mountaineering" from the November 2004 ski descent from Mt Cook / Aoraki - Low Peak / Southern Peak down to West Ridge - North West Couloir - Lower Empress Shelf in New Zealand by Todd Windle, Axel Naglich, Baptiste Blanc.
Aoraki Ski Mountaineering
Director: Gerald Salmina
Skiers: Todd Windle (NZ), Axel Naglich (Austria) and Baptiste Blanc (France)
Around 1:40 there are some good views of the summit of Mt Cook / Aoraki - Low Peak / Southern Peak including the exposed knife edge ridge.http://184.108.40.206/search?q=cache...B%25202004.doc
"...Todd, focused, committed and ready was the first to test his skis on the ice of the Summit Ridge. The top few turns were on hard ice, but this quickly gave way to firm wind packed snow on the edge of the ridge, giving good ski edging and control for a freer style."
Aoraki / Mt Cook photos at Summitpost http://www.summitpost.org/object_lis...&object_type=3
AORAKI / MT COOK - CAROLINE FACE SKI DESCENT ATTEMPTS
Aoraki / Mt Cook - Caroline Face photos
from SummitPost www.summitpost.org/images/original/187583.jpg
from a Tyrone Shoelaces quote post link of a Skier666 photo www.vidbusters.com/~casey/caroline_2a.jpghttp://web.archive.org/web/200701291.../mtnr_news.htm
"...New Zealander Geoff Wayatt, the first man to ski down a less dangerous route on the mountain 24 years ago, told The Press newspaper in Christchurch that he estimated the skiers' chance of success at between 5 and 10 per cent - "if you're an optimist."
He said tackling the Caroline Face would be like "skiing down a pane of glass on a 55 degree angle" with the risk of falling down the mountain and the danger of falling ice.
"It's outside anything that I know of or can even imagine," Wayatt said. "It's right at the absolute top end of extreme skiing.
"It's one of the greatest faces in the world - higher than any of the faces in Europe."