Originally Posted by killclimbz
Avalanches are something to be chicken about. They are about as dangerous a thing as you can deal with out there. Weather may be the only thing more dangerous while out in the backcountry.
It's funny because as I was driving into Banff today I saw a line that looked spectacular. A big open ridge with good snow coverage, unfortunately above it is a cliff, and below it is a very sharp valley/waterfall/cliff.
It's VERY accessible from the road, and I imagine if I scouted it out there's a way to hike up and probably back down once at the bottom of the bowl.
I would love to hit it one day, and many of the other lines I spot while in and around the Canadian rockies. But until the time that I get plenty of avalanche training and plenty of time spent with people that have the competence to safely be in the backcountry, I have no right to be there...
Looking forward to the day that I do!