Cirque area

Banff Yoho & Kootenay National Park

jensradetzki , Tuesday 21st December, 2021 6:55AM

Completed a link up of the sugar cube couloir and cirque peak north couloir. Excellent skiing with some minor sluffing in the sugar cube. Rap necessary for the entry. Large cornices developing in other areas of crystal ridge. Cirque peak ramp was largely wind blown and the last 100 m needed to be bootpack. 2 raps required for the north couloir as it was quite thin. Back glacier was well filled in. Observed some wind slabs and sluff in steeper terrain however none of which developed much speed. Clear and cold all day.

Snow conditions were: Powder, Wind affected. Weather conditions were: Cold. We rode: Alpine slopes, Steep slopes. We avoided: Convex slopes. Riding quality was good.