work’s out! (scratching the itch – Slabathon. plus Stanley n Face and cragging

skahaa right there.

skahaa right there.

an eight hour drive-short cut to spring

an eight hour drive-short cut to spring

grouse-a-saur attack at work. lake louise

One reason to be thankful to escape work to skahaa…grouse-a-saur attack.

Zen Teoh, Skahaa. pity about the bolts!

Zen Teoh, Skahaa. pity about the bolts!

a real spring; no teasing here.

a real spring; no teasing here.

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keiran diamond , skahaa

northern reaches of slabathon

northern reaches of slabathon

slabathon...a long standing itch

slabathon…a long standing itch

sophie was hungover so missed out on this...

sophie was hungover so missed out on this…

dicko drops in

dicko drops in

dicko

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sophie norton, sea of dreams

sophie norton, sea of dreams

pitch 4, sa of dreams, guides rock

pitch 4, sa of dreams, guides rock

bow river

bow river

stanley headwall, what a cliff!

stanley headwall, what a cliff!

vinny, about to do some sluff mis-management on Stanley's N face

vinny, about to do some sluff mis-management on Stanley’s N face

christoph, stanley N face

christoph, stanley N face

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stanley n face on upper right..already schralped but still beckoning

stanley n face on upper right..already schralped but still beckoning.  by the way, the better route is to double back on the ramp/ledge from lower left till above the left of the 2 waterfalls,  stability permitting..then straight up the above valley.  the other route up stanley glacier on climbers left is steeper,  bit longer, with more crevasse and arguably avalanche hazard, plus possible serac hazard.  there is a steep convex wall halfway up the ledge route but it is bootpackable on extreme climbers left if conditions dictate. weskiied down the climbers r route and were surprised at the galaical and avalanche, and exposure complexit, compared to the ledge route.

ahh the satisfaction, looking back at your tracks in early afternoon.  time for rock, or maybe I'll just barbeque...

ahh the satisfaction, looking back at your tracks in early afternoon. time for rock, or maybe I’ll just barbeque…

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About ruari

a lover of the beauty of the mountains, coast and other wild open spaces. An adventurer and high-level snowboard freerider / snowboard mountaineer
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