Matt Ruta

Monthly Archives: March 2022

After easing into what proved to be an incredible January weather and stability window on Cheops Mountain, the crew was ready to go big. Mark and Tom joined up and we left a car at Bostock in anticipation of finishing a long way from where we started. The plan was to start at the Rogers Pass Discovery Center, then head up and over Balu Pass; dropping into the Cougar Valley to climb… Read More

Every winter there are at least few little windows of stability that materialize in between storms and midwinter avalanche issues. Last year, there were many and we all got very spoiled. This year they’ve been very few. In late January though, the stars aligned and I joined forces with Eric and Paul from the coast for a few days of green-light conditions. It’s always better to ease into a weather window when… Read More