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Wietse skis up the Chickadee Valley approach trail. Boom above him.For a valley ski approach this is a very pleasant trail.Boom Mountain rises above us as we pass under an avy path. This is the closest the trail came to the mountain, we continued on about 1km or so from here.Dramatic views.Looking south at a dramatic outlier of Mount Whymper.A great view of Boom Mountain and our avy route up via the avalanche path closest to the col at left.Looking back as we ski through open forest towards the avy ascent path.Looking up the path. We basically wandered through the debris after skiing up the lower 1/4 slope.Gorgeous views south from the lower avy slope, looking towards Mount Whymper.Gorgeous views south from the lower avy slope, looking towards Mount Whymper.Looking down avy debris as I climb. We gained height very quickly here.Higher up the avy path split. We took the left (climbers) branch and eventually got out of the gully and into thin treesLooking down avy debris as I climb. We gained height very quickly here.Above the avy slope, traversing climber's left for the ridge, this is looking west to Chickadee Peak.Looking up the scrambly ridge.Wietse comes up the shoulder to the west ridge behind me.Looking northwest off the west ridge at Bident (R) and Quadra.