Wapta Yesterday.

Now would be a good time to ski on the wapta, either multi day or a big day trip. many of the north and east aspect faces looked in good condition, particularly farther west (around vulture col and st nick was a bit wind hammered on the steeps).   quite a bit of evidence of old avalanche activity (at least last saturday, if not significantly earlier) on steep NE asp terrain, seems isolated to lee slopes just under ridgetop, mainly unsupported.   I was just portering for a couple days,, but the glaciers alone provided pleasant travel and ski conditions.  ski crampons were not neccessary. Baker, balfour, olive, collie…all these and more look like pretty nice quality snow. coverage on the faces is a little less than usual, but conversely, the glaciers seem to be well filled in – between st nick and olive there are none of the slots visible that were prominant in the area last year. the balfour high bench is however more broken than last may, while the lower looks quite good.


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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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