Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Abbot Pass Hut

I do not think that there are enough superlatives in world to adequately describe the Lake O'Hara region, it is quite simply paradise. We have been there a number of times, both in summer and winter, and after each trip we always come away amazed.
This past weekends trip has been a long time in the planning and I can honestly say that I don't think Aleisha and I have ever been more excited or apprehensive about a hiking trip before. The trip was to the Abbot Pass Hut, the second highest habitable structure in Canada (2925 m).

The trip to the pass was made bearable by some mediocre scenery

When rocks the size of your pack start to slide you know its time to find another path, so we chose the snow.

Aleisha watches a small avalanche from the hut.

After a bit of a scramble I managed to finally get past 3000 m and in the process get a nice view of the hut.

Looking out to "The Death Trap" (I didn't make that one up), maybe next year we will come back via this route.