Loft Glacier – Day 4 – Burnie Glacier Chalet

Burnie Glacier Chalet, Smithers BC


Day 1 Outer Solitaire || Day 2 Middle Solitaire || Day 3 Tom George ||
Day 4 Loft Glacier || Day 5 Pass Peak || Day 6 Telkwa Glacier

Day 4 of our 7 day guided trip to Burnie Glacier Chalet with Tom Wolfe of Sawback Adventures took us to Loft Glacier. 

There are four massive serac’ed blue-ice glaciers close to the Chalet (Burnie, Loft, Sandpiper, Telkwa) and two smaller sub-glaciers, Outer and Middle Solitaire. 

Today we got to Loft Peak in plenty of time to take in the view of the Shakespeare group to its south and the massive broken Sandpiper. Loft’s N face provided us creamy spring snow followed by a well timed corn cycle down Ptarmigan slope to finish through the trees and the challenging Ptarmigan Surprise!

1300m climbing in 6:20hrs.

Another finished breakfast



Helping out with dishes



Heading up to Loft Glacier



Dwarfed by Hut Peak



Loft glacier and hiding from the intense March sun



Andy takes in the Howson range.



Last skin up to the peak. Didn’t need ski crampons here.



Alpine Beer!



Tom getting all Shakespearean



Chilling on Loft Peak at 2165m



Tom skiing down Loft



Our tracks off Loft



Lee skiing down Loft



Glade skiing down Loft



Lance skiing down Loft



Georg skiing down Loft



Daniel skiing down Loft



Paul skiing down Loft



The Ptarmigen Surpise. Not always this sketchy



Skinning along the swamp, Loft peak now far above



Creeks are getting sketchy!



Nice skin through the trees back to the beer, er I mean chalet.



Chalet at night.



Day 1 Outer Solitaire || Day 2 Middle Solitaire || Day 3 Tom George || 
Day 4 Loft Glacier || Day 5 Pass Peak || Day 6 Telkwa Glacier

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