Via Black Prince hiking trail.
Explore the bowl below Mount Warspite:
Avalanche Hazard for Kananaskis Country – Moderate, Low, Low. Windslabs are of particular concern in Alpine.
Mountain Forecast for Mount Warspite – Snow showers all day, accumulations up to 10cm at summit. Light winds, temps near -10.
Park at Black Prince parking lot in K-Country.
The route begins along the Black Prince summer hiking trail. A detour to the left (in red above) at the hiking sign at the bottom of a downhill section is a more direct route to Warspite Lake and the way to Warspite Bowl.
The group working our way to the head-wall above Warspite Lake. Approximate route in red. Note that this area is part of a large slide path.
A better view of the headwall around the corner. Approximate route in red. This section is steeper than it appears, with the slopes in the trees between 35-40 degrees.
Above the head-wall, entering Warspite bowl area. Mount Warspite to the left, Hermione Peak to the right. Enticing couloir in center!
Looking up at the bowl beneath Warspite. Snow was thin and wind scoured. Nonetheless, a really cool area to explore. Approximate route in red above.
The Warspite/Hermione couloir above us. Steeper than it looks in the picture, and about 600m above us at this point. Could be a good spring objective!
On the way back down the head-wall. Best skiing of the day!
We returned same way. Could be a better trip when things are less wind-affected!