Yowza! Canada is totally awesome! This trip to "the Great White North" was my 3rd trip north in the last 4 springs. (2009, 2011, 2012) It is indeed white and great north of the 49th parallel. Alex and I hemmed and hawed, planned and re-planned, packed and re-packed, drove and drove some more, and arrived on the Icefields Parkway for the tail end of a sweet sunny spell. We grabbed just enough info to cruise mega-classic Mt. Hector on the 9th of April.
|Climbing more. Canada has more skiers and more avalanches. |
Skier tracks and avalanche tracks. But sweet powder snow, even in
|Alex nearing the summit of Hector, with Hector Lake and|
the Icefields Parkway way below.
|We did the optional scramble to the summit.|
|... And then ripped 5000 meters of fast pow.|