Linking up 3 great lines within a single ski touring day

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Description

Each one of these lines make for a great ski tour on their own but linking up both the North and South slopes of Tamokfjellet as well as Cahcevahnjunni is making the most out of a day.

Starting at Camp Tamok parking lot there is a snowmobile trail that leads to the base of the Southern Gully of Tamokfjellet.

With the line being relatively steep it is time to get off the skis and to change over to crampons for the ascent.

The climb is relatively straightforward - just heading up basically - but needs to be done if you are confident with stable avalanche conditions.

The lower section is a tight gully before heading to an open bowl which would be a disaster/ terrain trap if the whole upper section slid.

Once on top retrace your steps back down but make sure not to ride over your ascent route as you will need it again in the afternoon. Riding back into the valley this is a great opportunity for a quick water break before climbing up Cahcevahnjunni which is just across the valley.

Once skinning for around 15 minutes to the base of the line it is time to switch over to crampons once again and start climbing.

While an ice axe is nice for a potential self arrest it is not totally necessary.

The higher you climb the steeper the terrain gets but before long you are up onto the col and preparing to ride back into the valley on a beautiful and open North facing slope.

Riding back into the valley you have two options either you can skin back on the sled road to Camp Tamok or retrace your steps back up Tamokfjellet.

Knowing that we had steps in place we decided to climb the south gully again with a final descent down the North slopes of Tamokfjellet.

Making our way up the bootpack once on the flats of the upper slopes you need to make your way north towards where the slopes rises for the final summit.

Looking over the edge into the North basin you can see down the entire upper slopes before descending into an amazing open bowl.

Be careful while descending after the first steep slopes because your not out of danger yet as you need to follow the main gully loosely heading skiers right before making your way down a snow covered waterfall.

Once past that its just a quick ride down to the road. This is a great route to mix up both powder on the North facing slopes and corn on the South facing line.

Doing it in the way we went makes the most out of having the lines in the sun with a sunset ride down the North slopes of Tamokfjellet.

Once again all of these lines are avalanche prone and MUST be done in stable avalanche conditions.

If there is any question about snow stability this tour is not recommended.

For more photos of the route check out a full trip report at https://www.whereiskylemiller.com/tamokdalen/tamokfjellet-cahcevahnjunni/