Mt Balfour: 18 April 2018

The plan is to ski in to Scott Duncan hut via Sherbrooke Lake on Wednesday April 18.  Then leave early on Thursday morning to summit Balfour via Balfour high col and return to Scott Duncan.  Overnight at the hut and return to the car(s) at highway on Friday.

Knowledge and experience with glacier travel, crevasse rescue and management in avalanche terrain essential.

Gear to include harness, ski crampons, rope, and glacier travel gear - group gear to be arranged.

Present forecast is for a good weather window and reasonable avi conditions, but schedule, route etc subject to conditions, avalanche hazards and weather - cancellation on short notice possible.

See Chic Scott/Mark Klassen "Alpine Ski Tours in the Canadian Rockies" p177, p187 for descriptions.

 

Leader(s): 

(info for members only)

Dates: 

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 to Friday, April 20, 2018

Length: 

medium to long - moderate pace

Rating: 

moderate to difficult

ATES: 

  • 3 - Complex

Members only

Yes