|Toplanding party at Copper!|
It was weirdly SE at Goat, and thermalling I was drifting into the Hurley Pass but not getting very high, and didn't want to cross the Pass on a SE, and the air was feeling not that great, so I bailed on flying to Spindrift. Flying back to Copper there was already a crew who had top-landed, as well as a bunch of pilots trying to get down within the abundant lift...it was quite strong on top and a few pilots were dumped or landed in the snow in the rotor behind the bivy spot. Ideally, we would have toplanded a few hours later, after flying XC and it had calmed down a bit. Toplanding during the strongest part of the day is not recommended for those trying this spot for the first time!
|Vol bivy crew watching everyone else relaunch for Pemberton.|
|The clouds meant we could sleep in without being awakened by sun at 5am!|
Breakfast while waiting for the cloud to lift.
|Flying back to Pemberton in the clouds.|
Flight to Goat and then toplanding at Copper.
Flight back to Pemberton