Hard 43 km, 11 hour epic

Statistics

1

day +

1,767

m

1,706

m

15

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Difficulty

FATMAP difficulty grade

Extreme

Description

This is a physically demanding 43 km ski.

Took me and my partner 11 hours, and we weren't going particularly slow.

The ski out along Moraine Lake and Moraine Lake Roads is a slog and not that enjoyable on full AT setup.

It is much faster and more fun on XC skis...

The climb up Wenkchemna pass is a massive slope and very committing.

I thought Opabin was daunting but Wenkchemna is a much bigger slope.

This one needs good stability.

The last portion of climbing up Opabin is steep with kickturns + bootpack.

At the top of Opabin is a short nearly vertical slope to drop into the slope.

My partner has to boot pack down it.

The whole tour is a type 2 epic adventure.

Nothing easy about it.

Enjoy! ;)