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Banff Yoho Kootenay

jackvanlierop3807 , Tuesday 21st May, 2024 5:45PM

Skied Hector today. ~1hr hiking in ski boots before we were able to start skinning(2200m, just above the waterfall. Still plenty of postholing BTL so trail runners/hiking boots might not be the move for another week or so. From 2200m to the summit there was ample coverage. We ascended the climbers left side of the glacier as the right had many open holes. On the glacier, average 10 up to 20cm of dry fist snow above a bomber crust. Slight wind skin in spots with steady light transport most of the day. Snowing s-1 on and off, heavy greenhouse effect in the pm. Pow on glacier, corn to the waterfall @13:00. Iso to ground in the BTL @14:00. Summit block had a fixed line of 6mm cord going 15m past the bolted anchor tied to two pieces of tat on a boulder. Tat and cord looked to be in good shape. Low vis so was hard to see adjacent peaks. A couple large avalanches on the east face of Bow Peak in between Grand Daddy and West Nile. It also looked like the snow line extended further down on the west side of the highway. No recent avalanches noted on Hector/Little Hector aside from the occasional size 1 point release out of steep rocky terrain.

Source: Avalanche Canada MIN