Bow hut to Balfour hut

Statistics

Analysing terrain data

3 - 4

hrs

518

m

528

m

24

max┬░

Exposure

Exposure

The exposure grade does not take into account objective hazards (stone fall, seracs, etc) but only the consequences of the skier falling.

Low Exposure (E1): Exposure is limited to that of the slope itself. Getting hurt is still likely if the slope is steep and/or the snow is hard.

Medium Exposure (E2): As well as the slope itself, there are some obstacles (such as rock outcrops) which could aggravate injury.

High Exposure (E3): In case of a fall, death is highly likely.

Extreme Exposure (E4): In case of a fall, the skier faces certain death.

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

Description

ACCESS: From Bow hut, you have two options to access the Balfour Hut (also known as the Rob J.

Ritchie Hut).

If avalanche conditions permit you can ski tour up and under (the east side) of St.

Nicholas Peak, however the traditional route is around the west side of St.

Nicholas Peak.

The traditional route to the west of St.

Nicholas Peak requires a steep 1000' climb up the Wapta Glacier directly west of the Bow hut.

Get the full route description at www.backcountryskiingcanada.com