All day yesterday I kept thinking, that if the skin track was in, I should attempt a speed ski of Mt-Begbie; not a speed ski as in skiing with a little kite, but a fast as I can up and down speed ski. I have no idea what my previous record was but I felt that I could set a new one that would be pretty fast.
So with ski crampons on for some of the woods and my fast set up; Dynafit TLT5's(next years boot), seven summit ski and titanium dynafit bindings, I began running uphill. All went really well, our skin track was windslabbed over in the alpine but the boot pack was still in up the ridge. In 2.5 hours I was on the summit and ready to ski down. Wicked turns down the NE face, through the cliff band and out. back to the truck. 2 hours 55 minutes round trip. 7100 feet. It felt great, I could probable take off 10 minutes but pretty happy to have broken 3 hrs.