Why, yes I did summit Warspite. Just didn't bother mentioning. I mean... uh, no.. Hells no.
It was just a little 5km intro snowshoe trip. I mean, we thought about summitting it, but then it would have been too difficult to decide whether to continue north to Smith-Dorrien, or south to Indefatigable....
So we decided to leave it for another day...
Warspite Cirque is the cirque with Warspite Lake in it. The 'Black Prince Cirque Interpretive Trail' leads to it, but that is very poorly named, since Black Prince Cirque, containing the Black Prince Tarns is actually the next cirque above it - right under Mount Black Prince, and Mount Warspite. So I stick with the logical name of Warspite Cirque for what surrounds Warspite Lake.
Here's a picture that should detail out the area:
We just went to the lake, but met Kelrod along the way who had been snowboarding the glades and mentioned the snow was good.
Had there really been snow during the week all through the spray valley? I'd been higher up at the Burstall/Chester area the week before, so my comparisons aren't exact, but Black Prince really didn't seem to have anything. When we were in the trees, it was all crusted stuff, and not very deep, and nothing hanging out on the trees as well. I guess it might have fallen on the trees, and just been blown a few ranges over without touching the ground. There was drifted evidence of some strong wind at Warspite Lake, but the trees were calm. Possible the snow just didn't make it down there?