Rogers Pass - Avalanche Crest - Jan 9 2010

words and photos by Sharon Bader and Lee Lau unless otherwise noted.

We skied with Adrian Bostock and Robert Quade today. Robert was itchen to ski Avalanche Crest so that was where we went. We had some time to kill waiting for Lee to get his transciever so we were able to check out the Wheeler Hut. Then we started on the death march skin track up to Avalanche Crest. The first skin track was 640m elevation gain in 2km.

Heading on up!

Tyler and Adrian setting the pace.

Gavan after tempting the big snow ball, he'll remember this uptrack fondly while sitting in some isolation chamber with 5 other smelly divers.

Yup, he's smiling now !

View across the valley to Glacier Crest.

We initially climbed up the ridge to Eagle Peak which offered us this 200m shot.

Lee rippin' on the megawatties.

We skinned around the bowl between Eagle and Avalanche Peak where Robert dug a pit. You can see the Asulkan parking lot down below!

Skinning up the ridge, Glacier Crest in the back with the Asulkan drainage on lookers right.

We sent Gavan up ahead to break trail on the ridge, cause he's never done this before!

Adrian - go right Gavan, now go left!

The skin track on the ridge.

At the top of Avalanche Robert did a ski cut and set off an ... avalanche ... here is the run out.

Roberts best option at this point was to continue skiing down the rest of the slope.

Sharon on Avalanche Crest.

Tyler on Avalanche Crest.

It was pretty slabby even down here.

Almost down to the road.


Gavan rippin' down.

We skied down the two slopes on Avalanche. Quite intersting terrain here!

Lee likin' the Megawatties.

1300m today.

Avalanche on Avalanche

Slide on avalanche crest - Jan 9 2009 from Tyler Wilkes on Vimeo.