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Mega First Ski Descent of Mount Macdonald in Rogers Pass

The massive ski line required three rappels

Christina Lusti and Andrew McNab have made the first ski descent of the famous Mount Macdonald. The peak has a number of summer rock routes, a few winter mixed objectives and was named after the first Prime Minister of Canada, Sir John A. Macdonald.

Lusti had been watching the ski line, which you can see from the Trans Canada Highway near Rogers Pass, for nearly a decade. The descent required three rappels between steep couloirs. Lusti is now based in Revelstoke and was once a World Cup GS racer.

In an interview with powder.com, Lusti said, “The snow above the rappels was really good. We skied nice fluid turns right up to the first rap anchors. Then there was a hanging shelf couloir that was holding even better, deeper snow. It was so amazing to have that quality snow for the descent.” Read the full interview here.

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