Backcountry skiing (Roamr) 5:00:00  15.0 km (20:00 / km) +1600m 13:03 / km
Mt English with Brook. It feels like we have lost a month of winter... we went from the middle of March to the end of April in terms of conditions. I skied this zone with Stuart last year on April 18th and had better conditions. Today was sunny and warm again - FL around 2000m. On direct north facing there was dry snow down to about 1600m in the morning but this was on the previous crust. I the alpine the snow was deeper but also some weird wind effect. Skiing was OK but not amazing. Nice day of exploration though with a trip on the English Glacier and a ski into the big bowl back down to the sled. Didn't quite make it to the summit as the ridge is sharper than it looks. Also much farther than it looks as the glacier is fairly mellow. Our route back stayed high which had one crux section we boot packed (and then ripped skins to ski a nice 100m pitch). I'm not sure I would be confident to take this route mid-winter. There appears to be a lower route which has a short convex pitch to climb (might make more sense to ski down this first to ski cut the problem pitch). Or could use a line of trees which looks OK other than being right above a cliff:) Toe crampons would have been useful today for the short gulley up to the ridge. Felt pretty worked afterwards - hot, heavy pack due to glacier gear and the wind effect made for harder trail breaking.