Columbia Ice Fields - Winter Camping Trip

Interesting Facts: 

Read more on this interesting area of snow and ice at Wikipedia.

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Saturday, February 4, 2012 to Monday, February 6, 2012

I've heard a statistic that it takes most people several attempts to reach the summit of Mount Columbia and now I know why. When you add up all the factors that can prevent a successful summit bid on Mount Columbia I think we were a bit too optimistic about our chances of summitting, simply because we only concerned ourselves with two main factors, weather and avalanche conditions, and didn't consider some of the others;


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The Saskatchewan Glacier approach to the Columbia Icefields is much safer than the Athabasca approach but is still a serious winter objective.