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cchapin
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April 14-19, Wapta Traverse aka "The Waptamas"
« on: 04/26/13, 10:22 PM »

Last week we completed the Wapta Traverse in the Canadian Rockies. We saw some spectacular scenery and met lots of wonderful people. We wrote a detailed trip report that you can find here:

http://radkaandchris.smugmug.com/Skiing/20/Wapta-Traverse-April-14-19-1/29092777_QLvLsV.

Here are some highlights from the trip: 

Peyto Lake and Mount Jimmy Simpson:


Dynafit FAIL three hours into a six-day trip:


Skiers traversing under Mount Rhondda:


Two skiers heading up Mount Habel:


President and Vice President as seen from the summit ridge of Mount Rhondda:


Chris checking out the Wapta-Yoho traverse:


Shooting stars above Crowfoot Mountain, as seen from Bow Hut:


Two skiers crossing under Mount Gordon ice fall:


Ski calligraphy on Mount Gordon:


Balfour High Col "crux day":


Ben heading up a ridge under Mount Niles:


Mount Rundle, a roadside shot:

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Jake the Brit
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Re: April 14-19, Wapta Traverse aka "The Waptamas"
« Reply #1 on: 04/26/13, 10:35 PM »

Those are beautiful shots. Thankyou
(apart from the Dynafit fail - which sucks)
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Re: April 14-19, Wapta Traverse aka "The Waptamas"
« Reply #2 on: 04/27/13, 12:36 AM »

What a fantastic trip ... congrats, guys. I checked out your Smugmug photos and was drooling over them, and then got inspired for a trip for next year ;- )

Radka, are you of Czech origin? Ahoj, Pavel
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radka
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Re: April 14-19, Wapta Traverse aka "The Waptamas"
« Reply #3 on: 04/27/13, 06:58 AM »

Thanks all!

Ahoj Pavle! Yes, I am Czech, born and raised in Prague. We should get together for some beers and skiing some time Wink
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ron j
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Re: April 14-19, Wapta Traverse aka "The Waptamas"
« Reply #4 on: 04/27/13, 07:20 AM »

Sweet trip.
Happy for you both.  Smiley
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Re: April 14-19, Wapta Traverse aka "The Waptamas"
« Reply #5 on: 04/27/13, 06:34 PM »

I have heard those new Dynafits are prone to that kind of a failure.  That is a bummer at least it did not totally mess up your trip.
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Re: April 14-19, Wapta Traverse aka "The Waptamas"
« Reply #6 on: 04/27/13, 06:47 PM »

So that's where you two were.  Looks like a lot of fun!! Great pics too.
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