6/17/2007- Erik Kling rode the North Couloir solo.
5/10/2009-Zach Taylor, Marc Manko, and Ben Koelker ascend the Northwest Flank of Mt. Belford. Zach Taylor descends the East face and climbs back up to Belford while the others wait on the summit. The entire party then descends the northwest Gulch. Check out Zach's trip report at http://www.zachtaylorsnowboarding.com/Mount_Belford.html .
photo-A view of Mt. Belford from the summit of Missouri Mountain, photo by Zach Taylor, 2009.
photo-Zach Taylor descending the East face of Mt. Belford. photo by Ben Koelker, 2009.
photo- Zach Taylor climbing back up to the saddle between Belford and Oxford after riding Belford's east face. photo by Ben Koelker, 2009.
photo-pictured left to right: Zach Taylor, Ben Koelker(skier), and Marc Manko, photo by Ben Koelker, 2009.
photo-Zach Taylor descending the Northwest Gulch on Mt. Belford, photo by Ben Koelker, 2009.
Mt. Belford rises above Missouri Gulch right above the treeline. Belford sits in the central Sawatch mountains and offers a host of snowboard/ski descents including the west couloir, the northwest gulch, and the east face. All these routes provide 35-40+ degree alpine riding.