Joffre Peak, Northwest Face

Joffre’s Central Couloir is 1,315 feet, but the full line down to the valley is a jaw dropping 4,430 feet //  [o]   @bjarnesalen

Joffre’s Central Couloir is 1,315 feet, but the full line down to the valley is a jaw dropping 4,430 feet // [o] @bjarnesalen

 

Elevation 8927” 2711m

Aspect: Northwest

Vertical: 1,315’ in couloir

Coordinates: 50°20’27”N 122°26’43”W

First descent: Unknown

“Joffre Peak, located one hour north of Whistler, hosts some of the best steep skiing any skier can get in a single day. The peak has five separate aesthetic couloirs, and a dozen more lines that cater to powder skiing.” (FCSDofNA)

Humility is an important thing in being a skier—not only a professional skier, but anyone who skis, either in the backcountry or in-bounds.
— Elyse Saugstad
North of Pemberton, BC lies a big, daunting and dangerous peak called Joffre. In a project filled with many intimidating lines, Joffre presents the first fear inducing challenge of the season. Low snow and sketchy steeps are met with a nearly tragic ending that teaches us all that bad things can happen in the mountains.