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Rhondda - Southeast Ridge Ski Route
Timestamp Free: 2019.05.23 - 10:28:59
Ranges: North America Ranges / Rocky Mountains / Canadian Rockies / Continental Ranges / Park Ranges / Wapta Icefield
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Participants: Graeme Pole 1984.04.03, 1984.12.02 Sandra Martindale, Graeme Pole, 1985.12.14 Marnie Pole, Graeme Pole, 1992.03.20

Mt. Rhondda is a straightforward ski ascent from either Bow Hut or the Peter and Catharine Whyte (Peyto) Hut. Strong parties can daytrip the peak on skis from Bow Lake. To gain the southeast ridge, most parties ascend the east-facing shoulder at 51:38.3-116:31.9. During dry conditions, this convex shoulder can be boilerplate snow. It is steep enough that avalanche potential is a concern. When you gain the extreme southeast end of the ridge, 51:38.4-116:32.7, you can unrope. Follow the wide, undulating crest on ski all the way to the top (51:38.7-116:33.8).

In descent you can ski south from the end of the ridge into the basin at 51:38.1-116:32.4. It is best not to try a "shortcut" off the northeast flank of the peak - the area is heavily-crevassed....

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