It was late in the day before we got to Sentinel Bay, where the leader commanded us to continue onto the Neve rather than settle into the shelters. A dark and descending overcast suggested we were really in for it.
The south wall of Sentinel Bay is formed by a fairly steep slope that extends from the Table to the Sentinel Glacier. The customary route up and down this slope is nearest the cabin. The slope's steep snow is punctuated by small rock outcrops. After a "descent" of this slope years ago by a prominent BCMC member, better known for his climbing skills than skiing ability, we have henceforth referred to it as "The Pinball Machine". The group headed up this slope.
A little farther up the valley is a gentle wind cirque that provides a much easier and safer access to the glacier above. Those who stayed sulking at the cabins finally gave up hope the group would choose to stay at the cabins, and rather than brave the pinball machine, headed up the safer route. The pinball wizards spotted them and flocked over to follow the now-broken trail. We were beginning to get a feel for the... To see the full trip report you must login as a paid member. Use the Login Page. (message p3)
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