Climbing Conditions

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Climbing Conditions

From a flight over Mt Temple last night, the summit glaciated ridge is icy and would likely require steel crampons and a good ice axe to climb effectively. There are large cornices on the East side which force you to climb on the steeper N side ice slopes. This is for routes such as the East Ridge, and N faces routes like the Greenwood Jones. There is still snow on the black towers traverse of the East ridge. Photos attached.

Steve Holeczi
Visitor Safety Specialist
Banff/Yoho/Kootenay Parks

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