We got the lift up to the top of Blackcomb Glacier, then we skied down the East Col across Circle and Decker Glacier. Next we skinned up to the ridge below Decker on the N.side before dropping on to Trorey Glacier. Skins were then back on for a climb to a ridge just north of Mount Pattison. A great ski down on to Tremor Glacier was then followed by the longest climb of the day where we snuck through between Tremor and Shudder mountain before dropping down Platform Glacier for the final descent of the day. The last climb of the day took us just below Quiver peak up to our campground for the night on Ripsaw ridge.

After setting up camp we even managed a quick evening lap down Ripsaw Glacier. So on day one we managed to put our skis on to 7 different glaciers in total!


Spearhead Traverse - Day 1

By stewart
Blackcomb Glacier
Ripsaw Ridge Campground
10:00, 24 Mar 2012
15:48, 24 Mar 2012
Whistler, BC, Canada
stewart's gps track stream
Speed: 0 km/h
Max: 63.8 km/h
Avg: 1.6 km/h
Avg Moving: 8.6 km/h
Distance: 0 km
Total: 9.0 km
Uphill: 3.8 km
Downhill: 5.2 km
Elevation: 0 m
Max: 2607.0 m
Min: 2029.0 m
Gain: 1057.0 m
Loss: 819.0 m
Total Time: 5 h 47 min

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