Richard Howes and I spent the last 3 days based in the Columbia ice fields camp ground with a Yamnuska snow & ice weekend program.
Saturday night brought up to 20cm of snow at valley bottom. On Sunday we spent the afternoon on the Athabasca tongue and found unsettled weather all day, heavy snow all morning and light snow all afternoon.
Monday found us working our way up towards
Boundary peak with drifts in immediate Lee over 1M+. Slow trail breaking and the old surface bonding well to new snow. Winds were consistently moderate to strong all day from the North. The ridge on boundary was holding a lot of snow and made progress slow. On the way off boundary we encountered isolated wind slabs that were easily identifiable and avoided.
Photo: on the glacier below boundary.