I climbed a new route on the northface of Mt Arras. This is the prominent pyramid shaped peak across the valley from Icefall Lodge. It is distinctive for the curving rock layers which do a 90 degree bend in the mountain. I climbed the right hand of the 2 snow couloirs visible in this picture. It was a beautiful snow and ice line which had 1200m of climbing and led right to the summit.

The deep snowpack from the previous winter meant more snow than normal for august. This combined with a good freeze made for perfect conditions and a fast ascent. It was mostly 45 degrees with a section near the ridge that was up to 60. The descent was down the south east ridge with two short rappels. Eight years of looking at it and I finally got around to climbing it. The question now is if it is skiable, probably for some people.