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DESCRIPTION:

April Powder

***Custom dates are available Please inquire at [email protected]***

 

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 08:30 RMT, get organized and head to Bow Lake where we will begin our adventure. The group will go through a 1 hour 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 McArthur (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!

 

$400.00$1,345.00

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***

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • Pre / post accommodations
  • Transportation

GEAR LIST

  • Skis, we 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 carabiners, 2 non locking carabiners
  • 2 x 4-6 m long 6mm cord, 1 sewn sling 1x ice screw
Clothing List:  We 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

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