Another Alpine destination at Icefall Lodge is Mt. La Clytte. At 2900 meters the summit may not be the destination but the NE facing slopes should be! As well it gains access to the South West side of La Clytte and the GROOVE TUBE. which unfortunately suffered from sun on this day. The initial climb up the La Clytte glacier after we dropped down from Keffi pass was steep and getting warm. -4 C at 12:00pm, compared to yesterday’s temperatures of -20.
Great birthday ski for me!
We were joined today by Linda Harrison and Kim Jacques as well as Duncan and Nick.
Heading up Keffi Ridge.
Mt. La Clytte and the Groove Tube can be seen in the distance
Mt. La Clytte and the Groove Tube
Top of Keffi pass looking down the La Clytte glacier
Which had nice snow
Skinning up La Clytte glacier
Looking up the Glacier towards Sharks Gate
View looking up to La Clytte from Portal N side.
Skiing down NE face of La Clytte
Photo by Rob McLachlan
Kim on La Clytte
Nick in hot pursuit
Linda on La Clytte
Back up again, Lee heads down the Groove Tube
Photo by Duncan McColl
Duncan on the Groove Tube
Very esthetic, too bad the snow wasn’t blower pow!
10.2km, 7 hours, 1400m climbing
> -10 all day, clouds were coming in and its warming up