Sunday, April 12, 2009

Canadian Rockies Trips

Recently got back from a couple weeks of ice climbing in the Canadian Rockies. Started off with a week of guiding classics like Guinness Stout, Murchison Falls, Professor Falls, Louise Falls, and This House of Sky. We happened to hit an extreme cold snap for a few of the days, but we persevered and survived despite many rounds of the screaming barfies.

Paul on the way down Professor Falls after cruising the route in fine style. Congrats!

After that Kevin came up and met me to try some alpine lines, but conditions were not good in the higher mountains so we opted for a few classic water ice routes instead. Overall we had a great week. Here are a few shots of our favorites.

Bourgeau Left-Hand WI5
The Sorcerer WI5+
3rd pitch of The Sorcerer
Curtain Call WI6-
Red Man Soars M6+ WI5Whiteman Falls WI5+
Now I've got a couple weeks to get warm before I head back to Alaska for a few trips. Cheers, CC.