Sounds silly now but turns out you will love it. Access KelownaNow using your Facebook account, or by entering your information below. Most routes start at 1300 meters from the Discovery Centre or close by and can range from 600m to 2000m in length. Located near the state line of the British Columbia and Alberta, Rogers Pass connects the towns of Golden, and Revelstoke. As a result, it is recommended to get an early start and plan your day accordingly with plenty of water, food and layers. Rogers Pass Hwy 1, near Parks Headquarters at Glacier National Park, 72 km east of Revelstoke, looking east. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Rogers Pass avalanche centre is now one of the largest mobile avalanche control programs in the world. Support local journalism by clicking here to make a one-time contribution or by subscribing for a small monthly fee. Last month while shooting for ‘Finding The Line’, we visited Rogers Pass, accompanied by Greg, and after driving through these mountains countless times in my ski life, it was a thrill to finally top out on one of the summits and look around at the untamed mountains, for which the area is renowned. Looking back a few weekends ago at Achilles spire! Xiao was born and raised in China, but moved to Canada a few years ago. A few weeks back it was reported on the site that a skier had died on Youngs Peak in Rogers Pass but there were few details know at that time. When asked: If you could make a 20-second phone call to yourself at any point in your life present or future, when would you call and what would you say? Go try it now, trust me.'”. We were held up for 4+ hours on the Summit of Rogers Pass after an accident just east of the 5 snow sheds on the first corner to the left. David Xiao was climbing with a partner, reportedly unroped, somewhere on Mount Sir Donald in Rogers Pass when he fell to his death. A…, How to use skiing/boarding to improve life resilience in 2020, Want to work a ski season? Finding The Line travelled with the support of Destination British Columbia. Climber Dies After Fall on Mount Sir Donald in B.C. Rogers Pass is a high mountain pass through the Selkirk Mountains of British Columbia, but the term also includes the approaches used by the Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) and the Trans-Canada Highway. Highway 1 crash near Rogers Pass claims a life. Please read our Commenting Policy first. ... have been interviewed and the RCMP traffic analyst is examining the scene in an attempt to determine the case of the accident. One of the challenges of Rogers Pass is the slightly longer approaches. While the incredible collaboration between Parks Canada and the Department of National Defence have helped to keep the roads safe, the rise of backcountry skiing and recreation in the park led to an increase in avalanche related accidents. Lilley, who transports goods along the TransCanada for a living, said the road is becoming more dangerous. The 91-ton locomotive and plow were hurled 15 metres to land upside-down. Accident investigators analyze the scene of a crash in detail when there are serious or fatal injuries. Post was not sent - check your email addresses!  They found no casualties to treat; it became a mission to clear the tracks and recover the bodies beneath 10 metres of snow. Rogers Pass. A red vehicle involved in the accident still lay in the ditch beside the highway when the route reopened. Rogers Pass is a high mountain pass through the Selkirk Mountains of British Columbia, but the term also includes the approaches used by the Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) and the Trans-Canada Highway.In the heart of Glacier National Park, this tourism destination since 1886 is a National Historic Site. Trans Canada reopens after serious crash near Rogers Pass. Just don’t think about the little critters that lives in that area; they don’t exist if you don’t believe in them.”. The CPR finally accepted defeat and in 1913 began boring the five mile long Connaught Tunnel through Mount Macdonald, at the time Canada's longest tunnel, so bypassing the hazard of Rogers Pass. There were no other injuries. Looking down at Rogers Pass from Glacier Crest. RCMP closed Highway 1 in both directions near the summit for several hours to … Xiao was born and raised in China, but moved to Canada a few years ago. N.B. Learning to mitigate these risks and others posed in the backcountry, however, don’t happen overnight and require time, education and experience. From pillow lines, to rocky summits and couloirs, any powder junky will be able to get their fix here. Rogers Pass Hwy 1, near Parks Headquarters at Glacier National Park, 72 km east of Revelstoke, looking east. 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This is what you need…, The pain free guide to the perfect ski boot fitting, largest mobile avalanche control programs, calls the two avalanches in 2003 “seismic events”, The ultimate beginner’s guide to stand-up paddle boarding, $200m indoor ski slope complex for Western Sydney is one step closer, Tasmania’s best cellar doors for a wine and dine summer. The roads were in good winter driving conditions and visibility was not an issue. The Trans Canada Highway between Revelstoke and Golden, B.C., reopened to traffic around 6 p.m. Tuesday following a serious crash near the Rogers Pass… All witnesses have been interviewed and the RCMP traffic analyst is examining the scene in an attempt to determine the case of the accident. I need this photo on my living room wall so I can relive this memory over and over again! Imagine falling asleep and gazing into space and beyond, a billion stars and the swirling colors of the Milky Way. I bet there was a truck load of coffee and junk sold in Golden that day! In 2017, we reported about a number of accidents and deaths in the mountains, one of which was a climber who fell off Sir Donald here. The Trans-Canada Highway is currently closed in both directions east of Revelstoke due to a fatal collision.