Guidebook : Ski Lines

First Path, Mount Jimmy Simpson
Waputik Range - Alberta - Canada
Banff National Park

For information to access the starting point for First Path, on Mount Jimmy Simpson, please see the Bow Summit ski zone page.

Before reaching the main open road side avalanche paths there is a slightly isolated avalanche path to the skier's right of the Tree Chutes line. It is likely that during a large avalache event that this path is no so "isolated" from the other larger ones to the south.

Ski Line Info: [?]
Max Elevation: 2350m
Min Elevation: 2050m
Vertical Relief: 300m
Distance: 0.90km

Ski Line Access Info: [?]
Distance: 1.00km
Vertical Gain: 125m
Vertical Loss: 25m

Ski Zone Access Info: [?]
Ski Zone: Bow Summit
Distance: 2.20km
Vertical Gain: 175km

Combined Access Info: [?]
Distance: 3.2km
Vertical Gain: 300m
Vertical Loss: 25m

Map Info:
82 N/09, 82 N/10: GR354280
GR345285 (top of first bump)
GR346284 (top of second bump)
GR347284 (top of third bump)
GR348280 (top of run)
GR355281 (bottom of run)

From the access point head down a short distance before skinning up the obvious bump feature with the skin track staying on the climber's right. After going around the first bump continue along the track up past the second bump feature and along the climber's right side of the third bump feature. Curve around to the left as you pass moraines to your right to arrive at the top of the third bump. Skin up the ridge feature to the south (skier's right) until you can see over and down the avalanche paths that lead down to the road. Ski the first path that has a drainage feature to skier's left and trees to the right.

Map overlays created for satellite data and may be off in terrain mode, for more info click here.

Bow Summit Contents:

  Mount Jimmy Simpson
       - Exit Drainage
       - First Bump Headwall/Trees
       - First Path
       - Flower Couloir
       - Parking Lot Trees
       - Road Side Paths
       - Second Bump Headwall/Trees
       - Third Bump Headwall/Trees
       - Tree Chutes

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