A lot of waterfall ice in the Canadian Rockies
is quite remote and has to be discovered before it can be climbed. In this essence, yeah, my hat is always off to the FAers. This is a perfect example.
I can remember the long approach in, wondering, how anyone knew this stellar WI 6 route was even back here....pilots and now Google Earth obviously make it easier I suppose....I have climbed a handful of steep ice (WI 6) routes and they seemed pretty damn consistent over human time albeit most are short lived and don't even form many seasons. Steep ice is always hanging by a thread