Burstall Pass

January 30, 2013 at 7:50 pm

Participants: Jeff Trudel, Jimmy Quigley, Patrick Latter
Date: Jan 27, 2013
Distance: 10km
Time: 6 Hours
Weather: -8 °C (17.6 °F)

Directions

Drive south from Canmore on Spray Lakes road for about 45km. There will be turn off for ‘Burstall’ and a large parking lot.

Gear

  • Snow Shoes
  • Food
  • Water
  • Warm ski jacket
  • Warm fleece
  • Warm socks (or 2 layers of socks)
  • Toque
  • Thermal underwear
  • Snow-pants or gaiters
  • Gloves

Story

The trail passes through the forest for 4km until you reach the flats.

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The snow here was already a meter deep in some areas but with the snowshoes, we had no trouble.

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As were neared the base the mountain, the morning sun began to break through the clouds above.

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Once we reached the base, we decided to have some lunch.

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While it wasn’t brutally cold, the temperatures still began to freeze our water bottles.

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Jimmy decided to build a snow cave while we ate. With almost a meter of snow, he was able to build it right into the ground.

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