I became the fifth wheel for Louis, Jeanna, Dirk, and Pauline, and got to ski one of my favourite
runs in the Rockies along with a run that Louis and I have been eyeballing for a while now as a bonus.


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A look up to a bluebird sky on a relaxed start to the day.


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Jeanna joined our outing for the day, which immediately made it better!


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First day on my new skis!


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Uptracking through the tree triangle. On this trip, I was reminded (again) why blue loctite is a crucial piece of kit as I
lost another piece of hardware on the uptrack. Thankfully it wasn't the main buckle and was only the ankle buckle. If you
zoom in, you can just see the ankle strap hanging in the snow here.


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Here is Pauline gaining the bench with Dirk watching from the skin track.


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A look up to Hero's Knob, but first we wanted to try something else.


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Dirk and Pauline enjoying the sunshine.


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Louis and JB loving life among the larch trees.


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Louis put in a sweet uptrack to give us a chance to sample the north-facing snow here between the Hero's
area and the Mt Black Prince area.


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The big headwall always looks mean from underneath it.


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Jeanna, perfecting her kick turns.


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After fighting the snow that would be fine for uptracking, and then sliding out from under us, Louis
resorted to a boot pack sequence up some rocks, and finally just pushed through to the other side.


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A look at the steepness here


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And the view awaited us looking to the south to Mt Black Prince.


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Louis says 'Alright alright!'


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Me, from the top of the pass


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And Louis is STOKED about dialing this one in. Check out those sweet powder turns in April!


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Looking back at the slope we just skied. We named this COVID Couloir and don't tell me it's not a couloir
as I enjoy the alliteration.


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Looking back at the slope


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We decided to take a lap on Hero's since we were already most of the way there. The bowl below the knob
got a little bit slippery and we had to boot pack the last bit.


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Here's JB working on the bootpack as she's throwing me her skis.


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And here's the Glamour shot by Deb of Jeanna up on Hero's Knob, with Murray moraines below her.

Me skiing Hero's Knob from the top


Jeanna skiing Hero's Knob


Pauline skiing Hero's Knob


Louis skiing Hero's Knob



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An interesting looking line looking back from the bottom of Hero's Knob. Note that this person skied solo after
apparently uptracking the slope to the right of it.


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After having a break for snacks, we made our way back to the car via a ~2km ski out along the road. For future
notes, if you bring two cars, we should do a car shuttle.

Garmin Connect data is HERE showing 14.5 km and 1100m elevation gain


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And here's a look at the GPS track from Google Earth.

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