Rogers Pass – Swiss Trip – Sapphire Col

Monday Feb 27 brought our first blue bird day in WEEKS! Lee has always wanted to check out the luxurious Sapphire col so that was our destination today.

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The snow was DEEP! Good thing Guido was there Spora’ing!

Ridge Skin

View from above Asulkan Hut. – Photo by Tyler Wilkes

View down Asulkan Valley to road.

We go up!

Us from above Asulkan hut – Photo by Tyler Wilkes

Looking across to Lookout and the ridge leading to Forever Young from Illecillewaet.
Forever young exits at the shadow picture right where the two bumbs in the
slope are.

We can see the four splitters across the valley on their attempt of Forever
Young. They were turned back by winds and snow.

Heading to Sapphire col

Sapphire Hut. Very small ‘shelter’

Lee, Sharon, Nicole and Guido at the top.

Lee and Sharon

Nicole and Sharon getting ready to descend.

We go down

We can see the Splitters returning from Forever Young

The route up. Click on Image to Enlarge.

Elevation Profile

1600m of climbing in 8 hours over 20km.

Rogers Pass – Saphire Hut at EveryTrail

Video of Sapphire and Perly Rock ski day


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