Terminal Peak


With promises of some sunny skies we ventured up towards terminal peak. The illecilleweat glacier is always a beautiful place to tour. We wound up its moraines till we reached the glacier. from the toe of the glacier we went up high and skied a 1000 foot line beneath Lookout Mt. The powder was great and  the light was decent for the first 500 and whiteout for the second 500. 

From there we toured up the long glacier till we reached Pearly rock, from there we went up the South face of Terminal peak and got to the Ridge line around 3pm. Immediately the sun disappeared and we were stuck in a pea soup fog. Initially we thought it would pass quickly and we waited out the clouds. 10 minutes passed, 20 and then 30. By thirty minutes we were getting dumped on and I got out the guides tarp. I sat in my little haven for a few minutes and then the boys joined me. Soon there were six of us in my tarp. we hung out and waited till 4:20 when we finally went for it.It had snowed close to  4cm. Surreptitiously the sun broke through for a minute and afforded Jeremy a clean shot down from the col.  Luckily since the  upper 35 cm , lazily broke free and slid down the first 300 feet of the run. We all skied the bed surface and then had awesome powder turns the whole way down Pearly Rock. Spring powder rules! 

Got some  good footage, though I missed the best of the skiing. I am sure I got enough to show off the Cold Selkirk snow. Speaking of footage I have a little "Guiding at Whitecap" film coming out and then I will work on the latest footage, which holds some promise.

  1. Ryan Loiselle March 20, 2008 at 6:13 am

    sounds like an awesome day… reading this from winnipeg brings back memories of sweet lines i skied down from lookout col in December @ -20c in bluebird skies…

    right on dude! giver!

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