I did a very similar thing a few yrs ago, scared the crap (& desire to hillclimb) out’a me!!
(When I had that 800 hill climber sled)
We were hillclimbing out behind Mary's Wilderness lake cabin, (6-7000') having traction prob’s in the windblown (hard) snow. I moved over a hundred yards & found good traction & went to the top, then started banging on hard ice ridges
so slowed down. Good thing, ‘cuz when I stopped I was looking straight down over 1000’, looking @ the TOPS of the trees down there. When my blood pressure came back up I went down & told the guys “don’t go there”. Lucky there was no cornice there!
The next time that damn sled blew up I bought a boondocker sled & don’t do blind hill climbs any more! Now the trick is to stay away from tree trunks!!
Here is my view where I stopped:
Nimpo Lake Logan... boonie SuperCubber