THE TALUS TRAVERSE

GUIDED SKI TOURING AND HELICOPTER FUSION ACCESS TRIPS

All members of the group must be strong backcountry skiers.

March 4- March 8, 2021
March 4: Mount Shark Helipad to Talus via helicopter.
March 8 : Talus to Burstall Pass Parking via guided ski touring.

March 8-March 11, 2021
March 8: Burstall Pass Parking to Talus via guided ski touring
March 11. Talus to Mount Shark Helipad via helicopter.

The Talus Traverse Distance Elevation gain Approximate time
Burstall Pass Parking to Talus 22 km 1400 meters 10-12 hours
Talus Lodge to Burstall Pass Parking 22 km 1100 meters 8-10 hours

IS THE TALUS TRAVERSE FOR ME AND MY BUDDIES?

Who you and your crew are
You love to backcountry ski. You are strong, friendly and good natured. Physical activity is part of your daily routine and if you could, you would do it all day. You take the word “misery sticks” personally. You may have written a letter to the CBC when the morning host complained about a snow fall warnings, or maybe not, but will next time and you DO love winter. Wasn’t it you who was on the front page of the Calgary Herald nordic skiing to work when Memorial Trail was snowed in?  You have are the fitness of the average Canmore mother, an off the couch retired Olympian or a 70 year old schnapps drinking yodeller and you aren’t afraid of a god dam slog once in awhile. Your transition is under 10 minutes and includes enjoying the view and a pee. You delight in the absolute, nonnegotiable necessity of the grind. Even if you’ve never heard about the fun scale, you will probably understand it intuitively. Your life is complete with a small dose of the Type II variety which is God-awful while you’re doing it, but totally worth it once you’re done.  You get what we are saying and are ready to strap on a helmet and slog right in and/or out. You are likeable and you have 9 friends how want to join you. They don’t have to be a giant pandas, but we wouldn’t say no.

THIS IS ME AND I HAVE 9 FRIENDS WHO WANT TO JOIN ME!