Mt. Currie, Pencil & Central Couloirs

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Elevation 8501” 2591m

Aspect: North

Vertical: 3000’

Coordinates: 50°14’54”N 122°46’55”W

First descent: Chrzanowski, Pehota, Smaridge, Mattsson 1988

“Mt. Currie’s North Face dominates the skyline above the Pemberton Valley. While the classic lines on the face have been climbed and skied from the valley, they are more often accessed by helicopter.” (FCSDofNA)

When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.
— Lao Tzu
In the small town of Pemberton, British Columbia, the hulking north face of Mt. Currie dominates the skyline. Yet even after a decade of winters spent skiing in Pemberton, Townsend has never been up or down the mountain that steals your gaze from every spot in town.