Vulture Peak


 

Trip Details
Mountain Range: 
Mountain Subrange: 
Attained Summit?: 
Yes
Trip Date: 
Friday, February 19, 2010
Summit Elevation (m): 
2,957
Summit Elevation (ft): 
9,701
Elevation Gain (m): 
1350
Total Distance (km): 
25.00
Quick 'n Easy Rating: 
Class 2 : you fall, you sprain your wrist
Difficulty Notes: 

Glacier route includes crevasse issues and steep snow slopes. Don't minimize these risks and learn how to manage them before attempting this trip.

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Trip Report

On Thursday, February 18 2010 a group of us lit up the interweb with a flurry of emails regarding the upcoming weekend. The reason we were so excited was the weather forecast's promise of an imminent stretch of bluebird days over the Rockies, specifically in the Wapta Icefields area. The Wapta is like any other ice field in the Rockies. If there's even one measly little cloud in the forecast, chances are very high that you will be experiencing a white out once you get onto the glacier. It's just the way the weather patterns work with large expanses of snow and ice when there's any moisture around. Another bonus was the very favorable avalanche reports - somewhat of a rarity for a February snow pack in Alberta.

 


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