On our last morning, we awoke to severe wind that almost kept us from skiing at all. Gusts up to 70 kmh punished the entire crew. We needed to use our compasses to navigate in the blinding squalls. We couldn't see anything as snow swirled thick in the wind. Ultimately the wind settled the snow enough to allow us to venture out of the yurt. With the temperatures at nearly -18 degrees I layered on my Khroma GORE-TEX Pro jacket, which was the perfect armor for the extreme temperature drop.
The new Khroma line served us well in these extreme conditions, giving us the ability to test its strength, warmth and durability. Temperatures dipped well below freezing and I stayed both completely warm and extremely dry on the long skin tracks. Even as my heart rate rose and I broke a sweat, I still stayed dry and warm in howling winds and plunging temps. The breathability and cuts of the new Khroma line wicked away my sweat and kept me toasty in the cold conditions. Both jackets and pants allow for extreme breathability and combined with the Rab base layering system, I was never cold, even in the most extreme conditions. The Khroma kit combined with my layering system allows me to ski remote backcountry with confidence the gear can handle any conditions. This ultimately makes any backcountry experience more safe because it never needs to be double guessed.
After four days in the Yurt it was time to start our journey back to the Moose Creek Basin where we continued our adventure with a few days at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. The ski out was beautiful as we carved through perfectly spaced aspens beneath the crown of the Grand Teton.