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April Powder – Bow Yoho Ski Traverse

5 out of 5 based on 8 customer ratings
(8 customer reviews)

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April Powder, March 31-April 4, 2018

Five days of skiing on the famous and remote Wapta and Yoho glaciers.

Day 1 we will meet in Lake Louise at the Alpine Center in Lake Louise at 08:00 RMT, get organized and head to Bow Lake where we will begin our adventure. The group will go through a 1 hr avalanche companion rescue exercise.

Over the next 3-4 hours we will ascend up to the Bow Hut for the first night. There may be time to go for some skiing in the afternoon.

Day 2 we will be up early and ski across the Wapta Ice field to the Yoho Glacier and the high lands of Mt Collie (3145m). This leads us to a great ski run down to the Des Poilus glacier and down to the brand new Alpine Club of Canada Des Poilus hut.

Day 3 On day 3 the group will ascend to the Isolated Col and an excellent ski descent to the Stanley Mitchell Hut in the Little Yoho Valley, there may be opportunities to ski Mt Mc Aurther (3015 m) and an amazing glaciated ski descent.

Day 4 is spent skiing the Little Yoho Valley with great ski mountaineering objectives very close by,  the Presidents (3140m).

Day 5 you will make your way along the Ice line trail traversing the full length of the Presidents and head into Yoho Pass which takes us to Emerald Lake which will mark the end of a great adventure!

 

Additional Information

Trip Dates

March 31-April 4, 2018
***Custom dates are available Pls. inquire at [email protected]***

What's Included

Certified Mountain Guides
Permits
Huts
food for the traverse starting with lunch on day 1
***Porters can be organized for an extra cost***

Gear List

• Skis, I recommend a shorter (160 – 185cm) mid-fat to fat ski designed for powder and spring snow conditions
• Climbing skins ‘Stick-on type’
• Ski Poles/ split boarders too
• Ski boots/ snowboard boots
• Avalanche beacon with fresh batteries
• Snow shovel
• Collapsible probe
• Daypack, 45-55 L
• Sunglasses and ski goggles
• Thermos flask and or water bottle
• Sun block & Lip Cream
• Pocket knife
• Headlamp with fresh batteries
• small Blister kit
• -7 sleeping bag
• Camera
• Personal Toilet Items
• Lightweight climbing harness for glacier travel,
• 3 locking caribiners, 2 non locking caribiners
• 2 4-6 m long 6mm cord, 1 sewn sling 1x ice screw

Clothing List
I suggest bringing light clothing of varying thicknesses that can be ‘layered’ to achieve comfort and versatility. The most important consideration for clothing is the ability to regulate temperature as you change from periods of activity to periods of rest and from the ascent to the descent.

• Polypro underwear (top & bottom)
• Warm pants (nylon blend, insulated or fleece)
• Warm shirts (not cotton)
• Medium weight fleece sweater
• Fleece Jacket
• Light insulated jacket or vest
• Waterproof jacket with hood (Gore-Tex or nylon)
• Waterproof pants (Gore-Tex or nylon, with side zippers)
• Socks x 2
• Wool or fleece hat
• Waterproof ski gloves or mitts
• Neck tube/balaclava
• Sunhat
• Casual clothing to wear in the hut, t-shirt
• Hut shoes/sandals/booties

Insurance

We highly recommend purchasing Trip Cancellation Insurance

8 reviews for April Powder – Bow Yoho Ski Traverse

  1. 5 out of 5

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    Amazing trip. Scenery, skiing, mountaineering all top notch. Jeff Bullock is an amazing guide who strikes the perfect balance between adventure and safety.

  2. 5 out of 5

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    Thanks Jeff, another awesome trip! Looking forward to the next AAAdventure. – Kevin

  3. 5 out of 5

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    Jeff is a great guide with a nose for adventure but always has an eye on safety. This was our second trip with Jeff and I can’t wait for the next!

  4. 5 out of 5

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    Great trip with logistics and guiding at an extremely high level. Unparalleled scenery with challenging climbs and descents. I would definitely go on a trip with Jeff again.

  5. 5 out of 5

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    An incredible trip filled with more adventure and fun than I could have imagined. Jeff made this a safe and exciting experience by matching the abilities of the group to the goals and adventures of the day. I feel incredibly fortunate to have skied the terrain and summited the mountains that we did while knowing we were skiing with a responsible and knowledgeable guide. Cannot wait for next year.

  6. 5 out of 5

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    Great trip. Jeff is smart, thoughtful and low key with excellent leadership and personal skills. The traverse itself is fantastic and the group made it even better.

  7. 5 out of 5

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    Quietly competent backcountry guiding through spectacular scenery.
    Pushed the group to accomplish much more that we thought we could do.
    Will be using Jeff’s guiding service again.

  8. 5 out of 5

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    This is a great ski tour: glacier traverses, 3000 m summit opportunities, great downhill ski runs, and the rarely done tour of the Iceline. Great guiding, food, and fun.

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