Single Cone: Why I’m Not a Mountaineer

Single ConeAbove us, Naomi slowly untangled her skis, poles, and limbs, and picked herself up from a snowy crash high on the east face of Single Cone. Below in the distance, the lifts had closed on the Remarkables ski field. The sun was setting, and the cold wind that had hounded us all day had begun howling again. She carefully skied down to us.

“I think I tore something in my knee,” she gasped out.

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