Avalanche- Wilson Major

Avalanche- Wilson Major

Avalanche to our left as we set up the climb for Wilson Major III, WI 3-6; Icefield Parkway, Banff National Park, May 3, 2006 (I will be providing a series of photos showing the progression of this event)
Dow Williams
on May 7, 2006 7:20 pm
Image Type(s): Ice Climbing
Image ID: 192591


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Aaron Johnson

Aaron Johnson - May 7, 2006 8:38 pm - Hasn't voted


Dow-I'm curious-did this avalanche, given the steep angle of descent, make much noise?

Dow Williams

Dow Williams - May 7, 2006 8:53 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Wow!

tons, actually about 6 booming drops while I was leading one pitch....just kept coming, blowing ice cold snow on top of us, would go from warm to cold to warm as they would blow by us, etc. Not enough volume to reach the terrain trap below that we had ascended, but enough noise to get in your head space...I am adding the route in a bit and will try and sequence these photos, cheers


Maine - May 20, 2006 10:31 am - Hasn't voted

Sublime Instant

Dow, that's just a tremendous photograph! Many thanks for the inspiration!

Ski Mountaineer

Ski Mountaineer - Oct 7, 2006 4:40 pm - Voted 10/10


Nice timing & photo!


RichardD - Oct 26, 2006 10:17 pm - Voted 10/10


Brilliant picture... thanx for a new desktop background!

Dow Williams

Dow Williams - Oct 27, 2006 3:51 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Damn!

Thanks Richard. You have to climb over a 1000' of WI 3 just to get to this curtain of WI 3- 6, going through a terrain trap that has claimed a few comrades. Keeps this stash fresh. Cheers.


Kat - Jan 30, 2007 2:18 am - Voted 10/10


That is very cool. Was this a shoot and run away fast pic? :)


Andino - Sep 21, 2007 4:22 am - Voted 10/10

Superb !!

I wish we had that in... Paris !

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