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Parent Area: Big Bend Ranges
Area: 251 sq km.Location: Located in the Selkirk mountains, just west of the flooded Columbia River Valley, and SE of the Adamant Range.
Terrain: Terrain is suitable for ski touring, alpine touring . In winter has an average of 2-3 meters of dry snow. The area has four backcountry lodges accessed via helicopter from Golden.
History: The word Esplanade means a long, open level area, usually next to a river, or body of water. A similar word is Promenade. The first usage of the term for this area was in the CAJ article by P.A.Carson, describing where they went in 1908 to reconnoiter Sir Sandford.
Alpine Journal Articles
1908 How to Reach Mount Sir Sandford P. A. Carson