Sometimes in the outdoors weather isn't rely fitting well with your plans, no matter how much you would like it to. Right now Canada have been quite poor snow wise, read; rain up to 2200 m on the inland side of BC. Our initial plan for ski tour 2 was to go to Blue river, fly inn and operate from a base camp. 24 hours before take off Fred changed it all, We were going to Wapta ice-fields in Yoho national park outside of Lake Louise.
Spent a night at a motel in Golden ( near Kicking horse ) before going out to Bow Lake were we parked our vans. weather was clear and good on our way in there, And on the ground there was fresh cold snow. Our trip had changed a lot, from forests and hills with no glaciers in base camp, to being self supported doing cabin to cabin and snow camps ( not bivy ) On top of a ice cap. Personally I loved this change, as I rely like glacier travel!
Also its admirable that our teachers goes through with the trouble of making such big changes, as this have to fit in the curriculum. Usually people would take the path of least resistance, but i guess they also wanted to get something out of it. And i also believe that when people take pride in their work they do whatever they can to succeed it.
As always weather was good and snow was fine, got to practice with the compass as well as just the understanding of maps and snow covered glaciers. All together I rely enjoy spending time at glaciers, there is rely something magical about it. And to make things more exiting, we start at 2300 m elevation. And basically having high point above 3000m.
living the glamorous life as a guide, with low-to-no rent! And a obsession for the cold