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Bow Yoho Traverse - Day 3

Yoho National Park

Louise and Richard Guy hut to Stanley Mitchell Hut

Ski Touring Severe

8.4 km
346 m
861 m
2-3 hrs
Low Point
2 km
High Point
2.6 km
Bow Yoho Traverse - Day 3 Map

From the Louise and Richard Guy Hut you cross the Des Poilus Glacier and climb Isolated Col descending down to the Stanley Mitchell Hut.


Leaving the Louise and Richard Guy Hut you’ll follow the ridge briefly until it starts to drop away to the west. After a short descent, you can rope up and cross the Des Poilus Glacier (as it is crevassed) or contour around it to the west. Heading south you’ll climb up and over a moraine and be at the base of the biggest climb of this route up to Isolated Col. which is just shy of 1,000ft and the crux of this route.

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Steep skiing at 38-45 degrees. This requires very good technique and the risk of falling has serious consequences.

Medium Exposure (E2)

2 out of 4

As well as the slope itself, there are some obstacles (such as rock outcrops) which could aggravate injury.


2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

between January and May


  • Bowl
  • Alpine
  • Tree Skiing
  • Ski Mountaineering

Equipment required

  • Rope
  • Skins
  • Ice axe
  • Crampons
  • Glacier kit

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