Route Climbed: Various Date Climbed: December 12-14, 2005
Five of us did a three day ski mountaineering trip into the Balfour Hut. Poor visibility going in, but a spectacular day coming out. Extremely cold skiing, but decent conditions compared to Kananaskis backcountry skiing at the moment. Stepped on a dangerous slab on the unnamed ascent. Fresh snow on top of windblown slabs persists at the higher elevations. Heavy snow load on St. Nicholas as well.
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