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[TR] Alpha and Serratus, Tantalus Range BC - Alpha South Face, Serratus West Couloir AD+ 4/3/2013

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Trip: Alpha and Serratus, Tantalus Range BC - Alpha South Face, Serratus West Couloir AD+

 

Date: 4/3/2013

 

Trip Report:

We skied around Lake Lovelywater over the weekend, here are a few pictures.

 

The first objective was Alpha Mountain. We took the summer route, with only a slight variation to a couloir that took us higher on the south face. Only limited water ice, and two mixed moves, all simul solo.

 

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Summit!

 

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Ivory Shoulder was not in, so we skied back down the West Face. Did not have to take the skis off.

 

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Next up was Serratus. With the temps soaring, early morning starts were critical.

 

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Instead of the straightforward bootpack on the North Face, we climbed the West Couloir to the summit.

 

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Nice boot top powder on Serratus North Face.

 

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And then the long hike down to the canoe.

 

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In addition, I put together a quick video of the trip.

 

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Awesome trip to a seldom visited winter destination. Kudos especially for avoiding the use of any points of aid (especially, the airborne variety). A burly trail. The canoe looks easier than futzing around with the stupid cable car.

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