This tour was an attempt to ski into the descent for Heartstrings (a popular ski ski tour above middle Joffre lake) from the south, linking a great descent off Mt. Taylor into the Heartstrings line. We dubbed it Piano strings in honor of the tightening Hamstrings in Johnny and Lon’s legs, Liberace was threatening to sing as we neared the top of Mt. Taylor’s North peak. A great day out but quite a grueling climb, 5hrs. of steep gnar gnar. But adding the North face of Taylor’s North peak to the classic Heartstrings is worth the effort.

Ridge on Mt. Tayor

North face of "Taylor North"