Cirque Peak N glacier

Banff Yoho & Kootenay National Park

bryan.daneau , Sunday 2nd May, 2021 5:10PM

Did Cirque via Num-Ti-Jah - didn’t see a soul as everybody was either skiing Hector or going towards Bow Hut. Fast travel on the MFCr. Ridge to summit looked bare (pic 1) but it was perfect on the up (pic 2). Didn’t use boot crampons but good thing the sun softened things up a bit for us. Rap was full 30m with a bit of a straight line (or use the intermediary anchor but it’s waaaayyyyhigh). Good 15-20cm in the couloir on top of rock solid crust. We went up and also skied the S aspect across from the couloir - more crusty but still a good 10cm of soft. No significant obs throughout the day. Probed 3+m near the bottom of the couloir and 1.5m as we transitioned back to skins to get to the descent col. No dips or cracks observed. MFCr started breaking down on the descent around 2pm. The season keeps giving ...

Snow conditions were: Crusty, Powder. Weather conditions were: Cloudy, Sunny. Riding quality was good.