- Sorcerer Lodge
- Attempt at Mt Iconoclast just north of Sorcerer – see Day 12
- Detailed map of terrain around Sorcerer from cabin wall (LARGE FILE)
- Trim data map of Sorcerer from BC government data (LARGE FILE)
- Link to John Seibert’s Sorcerer Lodge ski-mountaineering trip report
- Stan Wagon’s Alchemist to Sorcerer Lodge traverse trip report (north from Argentine to Iconoclast area)
Since I never did get a chance to go above 3,000m this trip I thought I would do the second best thing and try to climb about 3,000 m in one day. Unfortunately I fell short by 300m but such is life when you start at the crack of 9.30am. Not much to say about that other then it was nice to try to visit the main areas in the Nordic, Escargot and Perfect Glacier that I hadn’t yet visited. Nice to have the company of the crow almost all the way and nice to get out and make tracks without having to tow people around on a rope. Sharon and I only knew Greg before this trip began. After the trip was over, I felt like we made some really good friends and got to ski and tour with some really good people. It was a group that gelled really well. The only struggle will be to pick a place to go to next year. Hmm … Fairy Meadows, Kokanee Glacier, Icefall Lodge, Selkirk Lodge???
Another stroll up the Nordic Glacier
Khumbu approach looking rather Himalayan in its weather ~photo Dave Fullerton
Dropping into Khumbu ~photo Dave Fullerton
Anticipation of having another 7,000 feet to go
While I went for a long walk (and ski) the group sat and drank beer and took in the view
Woozels on Alder Ridge ~ photo Mark Dumont
Heppalumps ~ photo Mark Dumont
Finishing the long walk ….
with a barrel roll
Lee: “I think I’ll try a front flip; Pete “I wouldn’t”; Lee “Hmmm… well you are the one with depth perception”.
Gotta drink the rest of the scotch before tonight
Last dinner prep
The next day there’s no time to ski but there’s always time for a booter while waiting for the heli
Top row (L to R): Tom, Mark, Chris, Lee, Greg, Dave, Dee, Jake, Pete
Bottom Row: Morgan, Vince, Alastair, Sharon, Dave, Jeremy
Day 7′s stroll
Day 7′s elevation profile