By this point the sun was out and the day was glorious. We followed another pre-broken trail up onto the Bow Glacier proper and then headed off towards the "col" between Mount Gordon and Rhonda South, en-route to camp below Ayesha, our first objective. See Panorama above Bow Hut.
Heading down off Bow Glacier and towards Ayesha, the wind steadily picked up. See On the Wapta. While discussing where to camp, I had half-jokingly suggested the wind scoop below Ayesha, which appeared to provide the best option of shelter from the North wind, but was clearly probably quite windy (being a wind scoop). We ended up camping here.
Brad and I set up my new Megamid for the first time and since we'd not brought the pole, elected to try his ski poles, strapped together with a couple of toe-straps. Kevin helpfully pointed out that he'd broken a pole using just such a setup, although with a foot of snow involved.
We ignored his advice and had an entertaining night: it turns out the tent sounded just like something sniffing when it fluttered in the wind. Some of the bigger gusts caused some worrisome flexing of the poles.
: [photo]ayesha-ridge.jpg[caption]Climbing on Ayesha's South ridge[/photo]
The day was pretty cloudy and snowing when we got up. After brewing up in the Megamid, we left it set up, stashed our gear and humped up the ridge with... To see the full trip report you must login as a paid member. Use the Login Page. (message p3)
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