4 - 5
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ACCESS: From the Balfour Hut via the Balfour High Col which is the most challenging and potentially dangerous section of the Wapta traverse. The Scott Duncan Hut is located on a cliff bench below the northwest ridge of Mt.
Daly at the south end of the Waputik Icefield.
To access the Scott Duncan Hut from the Balfour Hut you need good weather and stable snow conditions as you must gain the Balfour High Col.
This is often described as the crux of the Wapta traverse and with good reason as there Get the full route description at www.backcountryskiingcanada.com