Reaching Larch peak is a long tour from Whitewater, but it is worth every single step. We started from the base of the resort just before dawn under a low and almost full moon. The day was predicted to be warm, so we had to autograph the W face of Larch before the sun did. First, we ascended White Queen, skied down its east face and finally up Larch by its N ridge after a demanding bootpack to the col. The views from the summit were as exquisite as our long descent.

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