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1973 Locals Heli drop to Col between Weart Mountain & Mount Moe
Timestamp Free: 2019.08.26 - 03:19:55
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Coast Mountains / Pacific Ranges / Garibaldi Ranges
  (1 days)     Elevation Gain: -2000m
Participants: Cliff Jennings, Larry Mckee, Keith Dickson
Difficulty: 3: Advanced powder skiing route finding around crevasses, then mature timber skiing to get back to highway.
Flown from Whistler Mountain Helipad to col North of Weart Mtn
We had previous experience with the terrain in this area on our first ascent of Mount Moe, which is described in the following report: Mount Moe first ascent.

So on the current trip we used a helicopter and were dropped off on the saddle between Weart and Mount Moe. We then skied down Weart Glacier past the Owls. Picked up by helicopter & dropped off back at the saddle.

[photo]AndrewsImages.jpg[caption]2019 View of Mount Moe to Wedge[/photo] This photo courtesy of Steve Andrews shows the line we took after our second drop. We skied down the glacier then kept to the North side in order to be away from the large cliffs & avalanche potential from Mount Cook. Once we entered the trees, it was fairly open due to good snow cover. The big rock slide with trees in the middle is where we then dropped down to cross the creek. See Steve Andrews

[photo]1973Locals01NorthofWeart.jpg[caption]Larry McKee skiing[/photo]

[photo]1973Locals02NorthofWeart.jpg[caption]Larry McKee skiing[/photo]

[photo]1973Locals03NorthofWeart.jpg[caption]Larry McKee skiing by crevasse below The Owls[/photo]

[photo]1973Locals04NorthofWeart.jpg[caption]Keith Dickson skiing below The Owls[/photo]

[photo]1973Locals05NorthofWeart.jpg[caption]Keith Dickson skiing by crevasse below The Owls[/photo]

[photo]1973Locals06NorthofWeart.jpg[caption]Three locals by crevasse[/photo]

The skiing down the Western side below Mount Cook was very spectacular, but we didn't want to spend much time below that steep face.

[photo]1973Locals07NorthofWeart.jpg[caption]Entering mature forest dropping pillows[/photo]

The skiing in the mature forest was great with lots of openings.

[photo]1973Locals08NorthofWeart.jpg[caption]dropping pillows[/photo]

Nice soft landings from the...

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