Photo Information - Abbot Pass, Banff

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Here we are, Chris Kulp and myself, at the Abbot Pass hut in the Canadian Rockies. We had been hoping to climb Mount Victoria, but the sloppy snow and warm night forced us to reconsider as the steep snow above the hut was none too stable. But we had a great night in the hut being its only inhabitants.

Abbot Pass lies between Lake Louise to the east and Lake O'Hara to the west. It is normally approached from the latter, but every once in a while climbers come up from Lake Louise through what is known as the "Death Trap". It is a well named feature, a narrow slot overhung with the calving seracs coming off the glacier on the east side of Mount Victoria.

In this view we are looking south.



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