Bomber Traverse

Traverse in the Talkeetna Mountains

Ski Touring Moderate

Distance
13 km
Ascent
1.2 km
Descent
419 m
Duration
6-7 hrs
Low Point
550 m
High Point
1.4 km
Gradient
Bomber Traverse Map

This is a popular ski touring route which is generally considered to be moderate. It's very remote, it features medium exposure (e2) and is typically done between March and April. From a low point of 550 m to the maximum altitude of 1.4 km, the route covers 13 km, 1185 vertical metres of ascent and 419 vertical metres of descent. It's graded 2.1 and Labande grade 2. You'll need crampons to complete it safely.

Description

Great hut to hut traverse

Difficulty

Moderate

Slopes become slightly steeper at around 25-30 degrees.

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.

Remoteness

3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Best time to visit

between March and April

Features

  • Alpine
  • Couloir
  • Ski Mountaineering

Equipment required

  • Crampons