Stewart - Bear Glacier March 8 2009
and photos by Sharon Bader and Lee Lau unless otherwise noted.
Bay - Feb 28th || Mt.
Harvey - March 1st || Hudson
Bay Inbounds - March 2nd || Boulder
Mt. - March 3rd ||
The Galleon - March 5th || BC Scenes and Windy Ridge - March 6th || Windy Ridge - March 7th || Bear Glacier - March 8th || Shames Slackcountry - March 10th || Shames - Happy Valley Tour - March 11th || Shames Inbounds and Slackcountry- March 12-14th
The road to Stewart offers incredible views of peaks, ice falls and glaciers. One of the most prominent glaciers is the Bear Glacier in the Bear Glacier Provincial Park. Prior to 1940 the Bear Glacier met the road, since that time it has receded to create Strohn Lake which was dammed by the glacier until 1967 when it receded enough to no longer impede the lake.
Bear Glacier in 1980
John and Lee heading up.
Guess we stay right!
Sharon rippin' it down in some pretty nice snow! Lower photo by John Baldwin
Lydia heading down to Strohn Lake and slot city
Lower Bear Glacier - Mt Yvonne and the Johnson Glacier are across the Highway
John thinking "WTF" as he looks at the route through the first set of seracs on the Lower Bear Glacier
Heading up to the Cambria-Disraeli col after getting through the 1600m icefall on the Bear Glacier
At the highest point helis land on the S shoulder of Cambria overlooking the S Cambria Icefield and the Bromley Glacier far below us to our west. Mt Otter (2750m) on picture left is the highest peak in the Cambria Icefield
Heading to Cambria from the Cambria - Disraeli col. The East Cambria Icefield, Mt Strohn, Couloir Mtn and Entrance Peaks are to picture left