Turner, Mount

Interesting Facts: 

Lieutenants Morrison and Turner fought side by side in 1900 with the Artillery during the South African War. They were under the command of Brigadier-General Horace Smith-Dorrien. Named in 1918. Turner, Lt. General Sir Richard Ernest William (Lt. Gen. Turner was a well respected Canadian soldier.) Official name. (from peakfinder.com

Trip Category: 
OT - Off-Trail Skiing
Technical Difficulty Level: 
3
Endurance Level: 
High

Mountain Range: 
Mountain Subrange: 
Attained Summit?: 
Yes
Trip Date: 
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Summit Elevation (m): 
2,813

On Saturday, April 22 I finally managed a long time goal of mine - skiing Mount Turner in Banff National Park near the Mount Assiniboine, Bryant Creek and the Spray River area. I knew already for years that Mount Turner could be skied or snowshoed and it was in the plans for nearly every spring over the past 5 years or so. Steven did it in January on a very cold day on snowshoes. The views from his trip were inspiring but not the slog that he described. I decided that if I was doing Turner with snow, I was skiing it.

 


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Summit Elevation (ft): 
9,229
Elevation Gain (m): 
1600
Round Trip Time: 
13.50
Total Distance (km): 
40.00
Quick 'n Easy Rating: 
Class 2 : you fall, you sprain your wrist

Difficulty Notes: 

If skiing the main difficulty is planning your trip around a good snow pack and stability. There are avalanche slopes on this route despite reports suggesting otherwise.