On the top with the lower slopes of Mt. Galatea under heavy cloud.
This is the little summit at the south end of The Tower with a great view. In his snowshoe book Andrew describes a route from the Rummel Lake trail with moderate avalanche risk. We were looking through Matt Clay’s website and discovered he’d been up from the north side via Engadine Creek, a route with no avalanche risk whatsoever. This sounded good and we were eager to try it out. [click to continue…]
Back when we owned Rocky Mountain Books we started a forum that became the meeting place for local climbers and scramblers. Unfortunately in 2010 Heritage House developed a new RMB site with a different service provider who could not support the forum. Fortunately, Vern Dewit managed to rescue (way beyond our technical ability) thousands of posts, trip reports and lively discussions that were about to be lost in the Backcountry Skiing, Scrambling and Alpine Climbing forums. In spite of the 2013 floods most of the information is still relevant, so if you have a particular excursion in mind take a look at the RMB Archive. Thank you Vern.
A forum entry on the rarely-done Birdwood/Smutts Ski Traverse