Wapta Traverse beta
A slimmed down version of the BSC Team just returned from six days on the Wapta Traverse (April 5-12) in the Rockies where we were lucky to get 15cm followed by six straight days of sunshine. This rare weather window gave us the opportunity to ski a few glacier routes as well as summit Mount Olive and Mount Balfour.
Stability was good and the snow pack was unusually deep at over 2.5 meters. Near the end of the trip things started to wam up and south aspects we crusty with point releases everywhere.
If you get the chance this is one you should put on your list (if you have the skills for glacier travel and crevasse rescue) as the views are wide and the peaks are big. Here are a few sample shots from the trip, stay tuned as we will have the complete route summary posted for you shortly on a new section called "Wapta Traverse". We are also working on vids for each of the huts along the way so you can get all the info you need before you plan your trip.