We paid a visit to the Vaux Moraines this weekend. This is the primarily west facing terrain between West Terminal and Sir Donald.
Our first time here and already the third new area we have visited in Rogers Pass this winter. We're usually lucky to check out even one new area each season! That's what stability and visibility will bring you.
On the way in the heel piece on Nick's Dynafit binding bit the dust. He somehow managed to lash his heel down with a boot lace and strap for the descent. The second time we've seen a Dynafit break recently.
It was another stellar day and this called for an extended lunch in the sunshine.
After lunch we climbed up just a little further to get right on top of the moraine.
From here we had a glorious run in the warm sun.
Amazingly for January the lower slopes that angled slightly more southerly had become wet in the afternoon soon. We bailed on that and climbed back up for a second run on the shady strip adjacent to the ridge of Terminal.
Wrapped it all up with poutine and a cuppa at The Nomad. More please.
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