First and foremost, I am not responsible for any risks that you take should you use some of these descriptions for your own adventures!
*Please note: When I read trip reports, often I wonder what the writer’s experience level is. A route can be considered ‘hard’ by a beginner and ‘easy’ by a pro, for instance. So, for all those reading these, please keep the following in mind:
-I am an experienced and confident hiker, with more than 200 peaks in the Canadian Rockies, several 11,000ers, and hundreds of kilometres of backcountry trails under my belt. I have hiked throughout Canada and in international destinations as well.
-I have only been rockclimbing more seriously for 5 years, but was very familiar with rope systems and exposure from mountaineering. Currently, a hard pitch (leading) on trad for me is 5.8 and on sport is 5.10b.
-I have been downhill skiing since I was 6 years old and ski touring for 8 years. I am an advanced skier at the ski hill and intermediate skier in the backcountry. Overall, I am a fit athlete when it comes to the cardio work involved with touring.