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TJ skis towards Mount Balfour in great early morning lighting.It looks fairly intimidating with high clouds swirling and heavily crevassed hanging glaciers on the east face.Our route will go up the left hand side of the lower moraines before cutting up under the east face.Looking back at Ben and our approach trail. You can see the terrain is fairly steep already here.TJ and Ben come up behind me - we have already gained a few hundred meters here.We're roped up now, heading up to the col at upper right.Ben skis up under the heavily crevassed east face of Mount Balfour. This is where we started crossing bridged crevasses.Beautiful view over the Vulture Glacier from high up near the Balfour Col. In good weather, this is a special place.Here you can see the objective dangers of traversing under the east face - hanging serac regularly calve offAt the Balfour High Col.the correct descent slope is about 200m up the ridge in the foreground and bails off to climber's left in front of the obvious rock rib.Skiing back to the descent slopes, we will descend left just ahead of this spot before contouring around the rock rib in front of BenLooking back at the steep descent slopes down the SW slopes from the upper ridge to the Glacier.This was the diciest slope we climbed on Balfour. You can see that it's already very sun exposed and definitely steep enough to slide.TJ looks down the slope we just came up - the ridge we avoided behind him.Ben leads up the steep ridge - Mount Olive and Vulture glacier far beneath us now to the right.Looking down the steep snow face we ascended (L) and the Balfour Glacial Bench / Rock wall with Daly and Niles in the distanceGreat views over the south face of Balfour towards The Presidents.Towering over other Yoho summits now, looking towards Lake Louise over the Daly / Niles col with Temple, Lefroy and Victoria clearly visible.