Telkwa Glacier – Day 6 – 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 6 of our 7 day guided trip to Burnie Glacier Chalet with Tom Wolfe of Sawback Adventures took us to Telkwa Glacier. 

Trip to Burnie Glacier Chalet – March 2019 from Lee Lau on Vimeo.

Today we got high and stayed high. High enough and cold enough that it felt like winter in the winds on the gargantuan Telkwa Glacier.

Our route had a very big terrain feel giving us views clear all the way SW to the Atna Group (~4200m asl) and W towards Terrace and Oscar Peak.

We did a couple of laps on the Telkwa Glacier then over to the Burnie Glacier where we took in views. Some hotlaps on the Loft Glacier including the S facing Primaloft couloir got us some spring corn to mix in with the low density N faces.

A final NNE lap down the Loft Glacier to get the last taste of glacier pow and the icing on the cake was the wonderful Ptarmigan Surprise to finish off a fine week at Burnie.

1000m Climbing 7:20hrs

The Chalet foyer, where we stored our touring gear.




Morning view of the rising moon


The Telkwa Glacier



Tom and the Kitnayakwa wall



Skinning in the vast openess of space, Sean Fraser leading the way.



Imposing seracs



Taking in the views of Kitna



Gratuitous bootback, cause why not?



Drone footage of the bootback – photo by Lance Pysher



Then we go down



Silky turns



George



Tom on the Telkwa Glacier



Creamy and dreamy!



We are so small in the daunting vastness. Like pebbles in snow.



Tom takes a crew for a lap on Primaloft couloir.



Georg on Primaloft



Tom on Primaloft



Loft glacier with Primaloft in the back



More silky goodness


Skinning to the bright side of the moon – photo by Paul Lambie



Last apres at the Chalet



George has his priorities, beer, then take off the skis!



Drone footage of the Chalet – photo by Lancy Pysher



The group! Sean,
Adrienne , Daniel, Andy, George, Sharon, Nick, Glade, Lee, Paul, Lance. missing – Paul Moen and Tom Wolfe



These are the pee bottles… yes… One for everyone to pee gently in the 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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