20171021: Sorta-Ice above Picklejar Lakes (Kananaskis)

Another Gerry trip with the CSMC, seeking early ice in Kananaskis Country at Picklejar Lakes. We weren’t even sure there would be ice to climb. A season opener during which I got a feel for the ice tools again after so long away.

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Sunny morning, headed towards the mountain
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Heading up, less than pleasant side-sloping around the Lakes, and it’s starting to get windy… We spot some ice in the rock bands on the face…
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Deeper snow, and looking back into the valley, Picklejar Lakes below
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Picture of me talking a picture of others… It’s getting cold and we’re getting slapped around by the wind.
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Whoa. That’s as far as we make it.
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Yeah a good a place as any to sit & huddle. Ugh now we gotta get out our climbing gear. Monumental effort.
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A little fun, then it’s time to head home.
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Opting for a more direct route down, and fewer stops. Brrr!

 

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