@karkis: I struggle a bit with some of your abbrevations. G/nar? RMR? Slack=sidecountry=lift access?
- 1st pic: the run looks beautiful and is about the top level I'd be willing/able to takkle, IF I could follow a guide who shows me the way through the cliffs. It looks pretty steep, that would be still ok, but the cliffs in the lower section would scare me a bit.
- 3rd/4th pic look awsome. THIS is what Im looking for
- The black diamond pic I could do, and enjoy. But the double black pic...
Uhm... Well, the chute on the most left side looks feasible but the entire front of the peak is like aaah, no way.
- The pics of rogers pass are more my level (no clifds
) and make me surely consider to plan a split tour. Thanks a lot for the guidbook!
@poutanen: those inbound pics of Fernie / Lake Louis look great. How soon after a storm are they tracked out? Do you need a guide to find your way though?
oh hey yah, G/nar = gnarly with a capital Gee!!
Argo covered RMR, slack country around here means the lift does most of the work and you gotta hike anywhere from 10 mins to .... depends how much a slacker you are... an hour or so??
if you would ride the 'black diamond' line or the chutes on the lookers right of the first photo 'without reluctance' you should be good to go at Mustang or pretty much any guided operation. That's the kind of terrain that Kicking horse has a ton of, like probably 100 of those lines within an hours hike (...or 2), on top of what they have in bounds.
Revelstoke has a handful of those with a 45 min hike, and another few dozen with say a 15-45 min hike to get to and 2 hour hike to get back out. the more mellow terrain around rev mtn resort is 10-45 min hike for access, 10 mins hike to exit and most of that is a south west aspect, there is some mellow east or NE aspects but they require more touring to get back from that side.
in the 'double black' photo, you're right the chute on the lookers left 'brown shorts' is a good time, i'd call that 'advanced' or black diamond, but i should also warn that it sometimes lives up to its name!!!
there are lines off the peak too, you can actually see a track if you look real close.
of local historical interest, apparently that photo documents the first track down the face, on a snowboard, before any skiers had run the line... 'expert' terrain, double black.
+1 thanks for the Fernie shots poutanen, i haven't been there in a
dozen years now
since the season i worked on building the new lifts... nice to see what they've done with the joint.