April 22, 2013
I partnered up with two Canadian speedsters, Stano and Peter, to attempt a single-day Wapta Traverse. For a one-day push, clear weather on the high route would be critical. Luckily for us, a perfect weather window was forecast during my visit. With 10-15cm of loose dry snow up on the Wapta and plenty of skiing the previous two days, we wouldn’t be trying for the speed record. With the clear weather we assumed people would be out moving around from the huts and figured we wouldn’t have to break trail the entire distance.
Stats I recorded: 0 clouds, 26.23 miles, ascent of 7146 ft, and 10h 55min for the classic Wapta Traverse.