Icefields parkway Ice Climbing observations

Icefields parkway Ice Climbing observations
November 23, 2016 Jeff Dickson

Observations and Rumors…

Shades of beauty  – lower pitch may or may not be in.

Weeping wall very thin more rock then ice Sniveling gully more water running then ice.

Bridal Vale falls not touching down yet

Melt out –  still forming but was climbed, some places where stubbies hit rock.

Consolation Prize  – heard second hand that a group made it to the top then down climbed to get to thicker ice to rap down.

Murchison, see attached photo 

Fluffy’s climbs on little A glacier not in, see attached photo

Murchison Falls Nov 19, 2016

Murchison Falls Nov 19, 2016

Fluffy's Climbs on little A glacier Nov 20 2016

Fluffy’s Climbs on little A glacier Nov 20 2016

The toe of the Little A Glacier Nov 20, 2016

The toe of the Little A Glacier Nov 20, 2016

Cheers,

Jeff

 

 

2 Comments

  1. Lida Frydrychova
    Lida Frydrychova 3 years ago

    Thanks Jeff for the great update.

  2. Matthew Breakey 3 years ago

    Thanks for the post Jeff. I went skiing up the Icefields Parkway last weekend (Helen Shoulder) and was curious if the ice was coming in. Ski conditions were pretty good on wind loaded pockets. Stability seems to be pretty good at the moment. The base was pretty minimal at the car (30 cm?) , but there is a strong freeze crust that is currently supportive and will likely facet out as the ice forms.

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