Unity Peak


 

Trip Details
Mountain Range: 
Mountain Subrange: 
Attained Summit?: 
Yes
Trip Date: 
Sunday, January 24, 2016
Summit Elevation (m): 
2,650
Summit Elevation (ft): 
8,701
Elevation Gain (m): 
1200
Round Trip Time: 
9.50
Total Distance (km): 
28.00
Quick 'n Easy Rating: 
Class 2 : you fall, you sprain your wrist
Difficulty Notes: 

The route passes under some severe avalanche terrain on Mount Redoubt and involves significant distance and height loss / re-gain. Be prepared for variable snow conditions too.

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Trip Report

On Sunday, January 24, 2016 I was joined by Mike Mitchell for a long ski tour up Unity Peak in the Skoki region of Banff National Park near Lake Louise. Due to a 'considerable' avalanche rating, specifically around ridges and wind loaded, faceted slopes, we had to be very choosey with our choice of ski tour. Originally I was planning to ski Mount Turner, but the weather forecast was calling for snow flurries and essentially 100% cloud cover for most of the day which defeated the point of ascending a peak with great views!

 


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Comments

Going to try this tomorrow. Thank u for all the information you've posted on here. Explor8ion has been a great resource for me. First came across it when I was planning my accents of ramp and quartz it earlier this month!

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