Originally published at: Kluane ski camp – Alpine Club of Canada Vancouver Island Section
Objective: Eclipse/Donjek Glacier ski camp (Lat/Long 60.864972, -139.799030)
Cost: $1000 (approx)
The St Elias mountains and the Icefields in Kluane National Park are home to some of the most spectacular mountain and glacier scenery in the world. We are going to explore some of these areas on skis. The rough plan is to fly in from Kluane Lake to the Icefields near Mts Badham and Donjek. We will set up a base camp on the glacier with a dome tent and individual sleeping tents. From the camp there are many options to explore the area. There are easy ski tours across the glacier, there is good intermediate ski terrain nearby and there are numerous summits for ski and/or climbing ascents. We will spend about 12 days in the area and then fly back to Kluane Lake.
Be prepared for any kind of weather, including blizzards. Estimated cost is ~$1000 / person for the flights and equipment rental. Travel to the Yukon should be arranged by individuals, flights are ~$600 from Victoria, cheaper from Vancouver. Allow at least 2 days on either side for weather related changes.
Skills Needed: Backcountry ski techniques, glacier travel, crevasse rescue, winter camping. (Optional for peak attempts: roped climbing, crampon and ice axe skills, steep skiing skills)
Gear Needed: Backcountry skis, avi kit, 4 season tent, glacier travel kit. (Optional for peaks: crampons, ice axe(s), harness)
Max Participants: 12