Birdwood Pass to the right of the sign, bordered by Snow Peak on the left and Birdwood on the right
Looking towards the Robertson Glacier... for another day!
Maverick looking cool.
Ben also looking cool.
Heather and Ben work up towards the pass with Birdwood in behind
Near the top of the pass. Check out the huge cornice on Snow Peak.
Near the top of the pass the terrain flattens out a bit.
Looking back to the valley we'd come from with Whistling Rock Ridge in front of Mt. Sir Douglas.
A panorama looking back to Burstall pass right of centre with Sir Douglas waaay back left of centre.
At the top of Birdwood Pass, looking towards Smuts Pass just left of centre.
But rather than traversing over to the pass, you can see Ben seaching for a good line to ski down to the valley floor.
We find some OK snow, so why not ski to the valley floor, it's only another 300m gain back up to Smuts Pass.
Heather enjoying some turns.
After an hour or so of climbing, we reached Smuts Pass and removed the skins for the last time in the trip.
Maverick getting ready to do some more turns!
Our slope down with Smuts looming in the background. These slopes all the way down to the tarns just below the trees turned out to offer the best snow of the day.
Once past the tarns the windswept ridge required about 50m of walking, but the snow to the valley floor was pretty crusty.
Looking back to Smuts Pass and the best snow of the day. Good pow turns!
Skiing the gentle trail back to the road to cap a great tour!
A closer shot of the Robertson Glacier bordered by Mt. Robertson on the left and Mt. Sir Douglas on the right.