Joffre Shoulder Jan 13 2008
and photos by Sharon Bader and Lee Lau unless otherwise noted.
Having gone there before in the Tele Days, we decided to check this area out again in this time of higher avalanche possibilities and warming temperatures. This area is definately a good destination to tour in the trees with many opportunities to take different lines down the cliffy sections which create pillows in winter!
Map of the area. Park 16km up the road near the weather station and start heading south.
Skinning up through the Gully.
Stopping for lunch. Unfortunately the clouds were in and out that day offering minimal views. But we were able to see Chief Pascal and the wind scoured peak we hiked last year.
Pano of the ridge of Mount Joffre. A summer mountaineering route to the peak. This section was quite windscoured so we didn't go much further.
We did one run East into a bowl towards the lake. The heavy snow made for pretty slow turns. We opted to head back down the way we skinned up.
The cliffy section at 1500meters offered a variety of lines to come down!
Good destination for those low vis days when the snow is good in the trees!