Route Climbed: Peaks 4 and 5 Date Climbed: June 19, 2005 Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2005
Had a partner from Australia this day. These June snow conditions, as reflected via the photos, are extremely unusual. The entire Canadian Rockies from Kananaskis to Jasper National Park has far more snow and ice than I have ever witnessed in June.
I do enjoy these wintry like conditions on scrambles as they serve as solid preparation for more technical summer alpine climbs. However, most alpine climbs are rated as extreme avalanche danger as of June 20, 2005.
"After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, which is the most horrible thing in the world."
--Oscar Wilde on Absinthe