Cathedral Mountain worked us. Partly because it is a large ski tour ascent, partly because there was no snow for the first 4km and 300 vertical meters, and partly because the snow was bullet-proof on the moraine and post-holing down in the trees.
With the ski season winding down, we wanted to get in one or two more ski ascents in before the end of the season. So at 4:00am May 1st, myself(Sam) and two friends, Dylan and Evan, departed Calgary and made our way to Yoho National Park. The start of the route is at the Lake O'Hara access road, which was bone dry and so we swapped out our ski's and boots with runners. The 4km trek up the access road went quickly and we were shortly greeted by a river ford, for those of us who were not awake by this point surely was now! After crossing the river we had to ascend to the snow-line which was 200-300m above us, which was a slog to say the least.