Via Black Prince hiking trail.

Idea

Explore the bowl below Mount Warspite:Untitledr

Planning

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.

Logistics

Park at Black Prince parking lot in K-Country.Untitled

Trip Report

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Above the head-wall, entering Warspite bowl area. Mount Warspite to the left, Hermione Peak to the right. Enticing couloir in center!

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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.

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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!

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On the way back down the head-wall. Best skiing of the day!

Stats

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We returned same way. Could be a better trip when things are less wind-affected!

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