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Spearhead Traverse

Great day on the Spearhead Traverse. Fast travel, some nice turns and a ton of beautiful views.
A couple notes:

  • We followed the Upper Traverse to Tremor which was in great shape with excellent coverage on the glaciers.
  • We used the left and middle descent onto the Naden Glacier and both were in good shape. The left option involved a short section of easy plunge stepping around some rock outcrops to reach skiable terrain; the centre option was possible with skis on.
  • The Overlord rock step is in very poor shape, the worst I’ve ever seen.
  • Singing Pass had good snow coverage and made for a very fast and icy exit. A couple of the creeks were unpleasant to cross due to avalanche debris but for those that like luge runs, it is in great shape.

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Crossing the Trorey-Decker Col
Ascending Trorey Glacier
Nearing Pattison South Ridge
Descending off Pattison South Ridge
Ascending Tremor Glacier
Ascending Tremor Glacier
Approaching Ripsaw-Couloir Ridge Col
Descending MacBeth Glacier
Climbing to the Iago-Couloir Ridge Col
Descending towards the toe of Iago Glacier
Ascending Iago Glacier
Ascending Diavolo Glacier
Setting up for a rappel down the Overlord Rock Step
Overlord Rock Step
Nearing the Fissile-Whirlwind Col