Ascent to Joffre Peak-N50.34093 W122.44562 on 2015-04-07

Climber: Serguei Okountsev

Others in Party:Weiwei Yin
Date:Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Point Reached:Joffre Peak - N50.34093 W122.44562
    Location:Canada-British Columbia
    Elevation:8891 ft / 2709 m
    Remaining Elevation:36 ft / 11 m (0% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

After exiting the Aussie couloir, on the last summit ridge section, just ~10m below the summit a huge cornice collapsed down the north face, the fracture line being no more than a couple of meters away from us. The snow was getting super warm and  almost slashy despite cold-weather forecast (that's why we were there), so we decided to turn back, just to be caught in a small wet-snow avalanche in the couloir - we were roped and protected with snow pickets, so it didn't take us down, just making us scared a bit.
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Exit from Aussie Couloir - the "funnel". Mt.Matier at the back (2015-04-07). Photo by Serguei Okountsev.
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Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:8891 ft / 2709 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Snow Climb, Glacier Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Rope, Ski Poles, Snowshoes, Hut Camp
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:8891 ft / 2709 m
    Route:Aussie Couloir
    Start Trailhead:0 ft / 0 m
Descent Statistics
    Route:Aussie Couloir
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Serguei Okountsev
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