Boom Mountain


 

Trip Details
Mountain Range: 
Mountain Subrange: 
Attained Summit?: 
Yes
Trip Date: 
Friday, April 12, 2013
Summit Elevation (m): 
2,760
Summit Elevation (ft): 
9,056
Elevation Gain (m): 
1200
Round Trip Time: 
7.00
Total Distance (km): 
14.00
Difficulty Notes: 

Winter ascent includes serious avalanche risks. Learn how to manage these risks and perform avalanche burial rescues before attempting this trip.

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Trip Report

Since reading about Josee and Fabrice's trip up Boom Mountain in February it's been on my to-do list. I liked the idea of traveling into the Chickadee Valley since I'd never been in there before. Wietse had a rare Friday off on April 11 so we decided to do a nice easy trip up to Healy Pass - possibly bagging "Healy Pass Peak" while we there. I checked the avy ratings on Friday morning and was pleasantly surprised to see that the rating for Banff were actually lower than Kananaskis at "moderate / moderate / low". I did a classic Vern move and asked Wietse if he'd change his mind to Boom Mountain. After some consideration and quick weather / avy condition scanning on the cell phone while I drove, Wietse kindly agreed to a more aggressive goal.

 


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Comments

Can't wait to explore this area next Summer.. in the warmth!

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