Louise Falls - why are these people doing a hanging belay under those daggers?
Foreshortened view of Louise Falls
On our way to the back of Lake Lousie to climb Cable Gullies which you can see to the left of Jonathan.
It was pretty warm and the sun was very intense.
At the trailhead to climb Mt Hector.
After an hour into the ascent we have to take off our skis and boot pack it up this gully.
Steeper than it looks! Luckily on the way down there had been 10 cm of new snow so we could ski the gully.
After boot packing up the gully we skinned up for an hour or so until we had to put the skis on the packs and hike up this moraine.
Skinning up toward the summit. Shortly after this picture we stopped for lunch and geared up for glacier travel. The weather was like this or worse all day.
Roped up for the glacier. Reaching the summit wasn't looking very promising. We would stop often to route find and wait out the weather to see if it would improve.
We decided to turn back around 350m from the summit. At that moment the lighting improved to allow us to get some good turns in on the new snow although we skied the first several hundred metres roped up which wasn't very fun.
I had to really mess with this picture to see our tracks.
At least the descent was mostly skiing.
Mostly skiing. We had to do some climbing on our descent as well.
Still smiling despite the worsening weather.
At least we had new snow to ski. I have to say the skiing was pretty fun.