Mountainwatch | Video
In this episode of The Fifty Cody and filmmaker partner Bjarne Salen head to Alberta, Canada to tackle Aemmer Couloir on Mt Temple, near Lake Louise in the Banff National Park. After dodging speeding trucks during a 12-hour drive on Canada’s Highway 1, they arrive in Lake Louise where they are joined by Chris Reubens and local skier Kevin Hjertaas.
Aemmer is clearly visible from Lake Louise and Hjertaas describes it as a “Super straight, really dramatic looking couloir,” that has long been an attraction for local skiers. It’s another early start in the dark, but the incredible beauty of the Banff National Park makes the 13km hike to Mt Temple a little easier, although the 1100metres vertical climb of Aemmer looks a lot harder.
The Fifty is a three-year project where Cody will climb and ski all of the lines listed in the book, The 50 Great Descents Of North America. You can stay up to date with Cody’s mission at the Fifty Instagram