Kokanee Glacier Hut Trip – Feb 13 – 20th 2014.
Day 3&4 Day 5-7
Organized by Rob McLachlan, joined by Doug Brown, Jacquie Trudeau, Gareth Eeson,Grahame Quan, Lee Lau, Sharon Bader, Stuart Wyllie, Linda Harrison, Jim Meldrum, Megan Long, Geoff Falk, Glade Schoenfeld, Jennifer Schoenfeld.We also hired Mo’s Kitchen to cook for us, our cook was Michelle Heerschop who runs her own catering business.
Lee, Rob and I had been to Kokanee back in 2008 in April. We decided this year to come in February when we could get some epic Kootenay pow. Unfortunately with the prevalent Pineapples, pow was replaced by the deafening screach of sharp edges on ice. We did get to tour a lot and see a lot of potential terrain. Think we’ll be back.
NOTE – Bring a fitted sheet for the matresses next time, and an oversheet, pillow and comforter! Better then a sleeping bag.
Breakfast at the Best Western
We met at Kootenay Valley Helicopters at the heliport at 8:00am, we were all in the hut by 10.
Obligatory Heli shot
The ski gear is on the lower floor where we exit to go skiing out the back.
Our first warm up day we ski up John Carter via Commission Creek and ski back down to the hut which is at the end of the far lake. 1000m of climbing MAP
View of the Pyramid of Kitchener peak.
Day 2 – February 15th
With sunny skies the group decides to ski to Kokanee Glacier. We skin up Grizzly bowl climbers far left, up over to the Repeater and Keyhole entrance. Some go towards Kokanee Peak others do a run and head back home.
Kokanee Glacier with the rocky Battleship in the middle of the slope. Looking towards Grizzly Bowl.
Nearing the top of the far skiers left ridge, you can see the Battleship and the edge of the Pyramid
Kokanee Glacier and Joker lakes on the right in the background.
Heading towards the Repeater tower where you can get cell reception.
Looking back towards Nansen and Robert Smith. One section separating Nanson and Robert Smith bowls right behind me is one way to get from Enterprise into Griffen Creek.
Ridge above the Keyhole
Lee leaving the Keyhole, the sign marks the entrance.
Skiing down Keyhole Ridge heading towards Kokanee Peak.
Stu with John Carter in the background. Gets cliffy on this side.
Jimmy skiing down Kokanee Glacier.
Maps and Elevation Profiles Day 1 and 2
From Movescount Suunto Program
From Movescount Program Suunto
From PDF Maps