We decided to do it in a day since heavy overnight packs would make it a three day trip. It was a perfect day for it, other than the fact that the snow was quite deep and fresh in a few places to allow fast travel, and the lake was not frozen adding hours to the trip.
The route. Around 3300m elevation gain and 40km . The travel time was around 19:45 including setting up for and crossing the cable over the Squamish River which for us was not quick. Unfortunately the lake was not frozen making the trip at least a few hours longer since the Lambda lake trail is very slow and strenuous. We didn't go all the way to Woodfiber, but I think it's doable in a day with the right snow level and firm snow. [photo]DSC00006.jpg[caption]Hiking up the Sigurd Creek Trail after a 3am start[/photo]
[photo]DSC00013.jpg[caption]A better BCMC trail. The snowline at the base of Pelion with Ossa in the background.[/photo]
What a great trail. This trip would not be possible without it.
[photo]DSC00028.jpg[caption]Below Pelion. About 5 hours from the start.[/photo]
[photo]DSC00036.JPG[caption]Adrian booting up to the high col of Pelion[/photo]
[photo]DSC00067.jpg[caption]After skiing down and across to the skiers right of the Pelion SE face (partly visible in the background)[/photo]
The bushy section required a bit of down sliding/climbing. We didn't find a way that was skiable, possibly to the far skiers right
[photo]DSC00059.JPG[caption]On the Pelion - Zenith ridge, the low point of the traverse[/photo]
[photo]DSC00072.JPG[caption]Speeding up to the Zenith - Tantalus... To see the full trip report you must login as a paid member. Use the Login Page. (message p3)
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