Off the Beaten Path
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: north vancouver, british columbia, Canada.
Interest: ice hockey,ski mountaineering,mountain biking ,rock climbing,trail running,skateboarding
If done in three or four days!
Day 1 tour to the Quien Sabbe glacier via Cascade pass or Diamond Mine road.Camp at or near the Sharkfin col 6500ft to 7000ft.Day 2
Traverse the sharkfin col in the am then ski the boston glacier under forbidden peak.Then cross forbidden glacier hopefully in good visibility.Find a small notch,then ski a 3500ft descent TO MORAINE LAKE.SET UP CAMP TWO!Wow what a descent,good route and glacier skills required and maybe a little luck.
Day three Ski early across moraine lake and onto inspiration glacier,now you get a view of Austera peak.camp at klawatti col.
Day 4 Maybe climb el dorado peak.El dorado plateau to its southeatern edge then ski down the roush creek drainage to 3800ft.Descend steep forest trail on a climbers trail to cascade river road.
One of the photos is looking towards mount buckner!
The sleeping and car shots are when we were done the trip!A very involved trip especially when you are new to the area,and there is not a lot of info on the route we kind of on sited it and pieced the info we were given.(EPIC AND AN ADVENTURE!
MAPS fORBIDDEN PEAK - eldorado-cascade pass! I think they sell these maps at the rei!
You must have good avalanche stabilty as the ski traverse goes around very steep slopes!