Helena Ridge (East)

Trip Category: 
OT - Off-Trail Skiing
Technical Difficulty Level: 
2
Endurance Level: 
Med
YDS Class: 
4th Class
Mountain Range: 
Mountain Subrange: 
Attained Summit?: 
Yes
Trip Date: 
Sunday, February 24, 2019
Summit Elevation (m): 
2,560

After missing out on a gorgeous day on Family day, I was absolutely determined to try something (anything!) on the following weekend. The weather forecast wasn't looking ideal with 2 hours of sun and overcast conditions but I decided to follow Matt and Alison's ascent tracks up Helena Ridge East no matter what the views might be. This was a bit of a shame because their photos from Monday were spectacular!

 


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Elevation Gain (m): 
1100
Round Trip Time: 
5.00
Total Distance (km): 
16.00
Quick 'n Easy Rating: 
Class 2 : you fall, you sprain your wrist
Difficulty Notes: 

A very easy backcountry ski or snowshoe trip with minimal exposure to avalanche terrain.