Alex up in Canada’s Coast Mountain Range took a small backyard tour and files this report.
I wasn’t sure whether I wanted to put anything up about this trip. I’ll cut to the chase. The main reason is because our trip was cut short due to an injury. Because of the remote nature of our location at that point, we had to call to get picked up. But I’ll elaborate more on that in a later post.
My partner and I attempted the Misty Icefield Traverse during the last week of May. A very generous friend drove us across Pitt Lake on Saturday (the 24th), and when we got to the far side we immediately ran into the supervisor of the logging camp who offered us a ride to Alvin. He ended up being worried about us walking into an area that they were blasting in, so he drove us up to that spur at 600m. Less distance with 10 days of food and skis and boots on our backs the better! We went up the Corbold 200 spur (I think) and after some light bush we hit snowline at 1200m. Some easy skinning led us to the western slopes of Piluk Peak. The slopes as you go further north get some nice treeline exposure on them as they drop away in long avalanche paths.
More details in the 2013/14 Coast Mountain Conditions thread at BackCountryTalk.com