Youngs Peak (Traverse)

elevation: 2,847 m. height gain: 1,575 m.
area: Rogers Pass,BC map 82 N/3

Ref: Chic Scott's Summits and Icefields

Picture of Youngs Peak from the Asulkan hut; taken in the summer.
Ski mountaineering: Long day, we returned to our car after dusk. The weather was less than perfect, visibility came and went for most of the ascent; we travelled roped up. The cornice section was steep but easily surmountable at the time. We reached the top happy and keen to ski the Seven Steps of Paradise with our brand new Snow Rangers. Visibility was not cooperating, after waiting for a bit, off we went down what is possibly one of the best ski runs around in pea soup! I remember skiing into a drift; not very far down from the summit, and coming to a sudden stop, Fab did the same right next to me. As we proceeded down this amazing run, features became more apparent and the skiing improved greatly. I could not believe how much the new skis helped me turn as tired as I was. We were quite pleased with the trip, even if we missed a great view no doubt. These pictures are in horrible shape but still worth adding to the collection.
the famous cornice

We find a good place to climb the cornice.

a closer look

A closer look.

almost there

Almost at the top, soon we ski down the Seven Steps.

after skiing the seven steps

Very happy about our trip on the new skis.
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