Andrew Wexler, Justen Bruns, and Kevin Rohn made the first ski descent on the east face of Cascade Mountain in Banff National Park on February 19, 2021. The group passed “The Source WI5” on their way up and down, which is rarely climbed due to the surrounding avalanche terrain. The upper face had been climbed as well as both of the ridges that frame the wall, but it has never been skied until now.
This is one of many epic first descents that have been made this winter in Canada’s ranges. The east face of the mountain is clearly visible as you drive west to Banff from Canmore. The lower third consists of Rogan’s Gully WI2, Cascade Falls WI3, Urs Hole WI2, Mother’s Day Buttress 5.7, and more well-known climbs.