Friday, 20 September 2013

September Camp Part 1: Haig Glacier

The start of our 3 week long training camp had us head back home to Canmore where we would run up to the Haig Glacier for a week of on snow training. Thankfully all the flood damage had been cleaned up and it was an easy run/hike into the huts.
our home for the week
With the insane amounts of rain in the area this summer the glacier did not have as much snow as previous years. However once you hiked past all the ice there was some of the best skiing i have had at the glacier.
One of the many cracks we had to avoid, Luckily i could step over all of them

A new loop up at the glacier this year. I think the best one i have skied up there.
 This year we had three guys on the team that had never been up to the Haig before. So of course we had to go on adventures around the camp and show them the sights.
Andrew and Colin climbing down to the river

tight squeeze to get down to the top of the waterfall

Views in every direction are this spectacular.

Clear nights at the glacier, not even grumpy to go for a pee in the night.

Gotta work to get up to the snow

Every day was perfect weather for us

Bees meet klister...

Paul skiing the loop. yes he is in this picture twice
Unfortunately the groomer broke down early in our camp, However we continued to ski for two more days afterwards and the conditions stayed pretty good.

Sad cat taking a break

Always a tough walk down after skiing

However we still managed to get in some boot skiing
 After the grooming was finished we decided to do something a little different and went for a hike to another glacier and some scrambling on a mountain, it was great to see some different sights in the area.

I was happy to run out one day early and be able to spend a night at my home visiting my parents. The next day we packed up the van and the trailer to continue on our journey. Next stop Rossland!! 

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