The last week of April and first few weeks of May, 2014 were a ski mountaineer's dream in the Alberta Rockies with stable snow conditions and good overnight freezes. Steven Song and I had already taken advantage of this with the summit's of two mountains I'd been waiting years to climb - Mounts Collie and Ayesha. While coming back from Ayesha we had a conversation about the coming weekend and what we could possibly do if the weather / conditions continued to be favorable. Eventually we settled on a day trip of Trapper Peak. The standard email invites went out and when the dust settled it was once again only the two of us left standing - I sense a theme here! Trapper Peak is not well advertised. Other than a report on the old RMBooks forum and a Google Album there isn't much beta online for this mountain. (Note: Since our trip, more beta has become available including a new route that avoids some of the technical snow climbing that we had.)
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