I just returned from a three-week trip into the Canadian Rockies--the Switzerland of North America; and this I can attest to and then some. But I have come back to this Board to discover the situation with Wade and his family.
My heart and prayers are with the Brunettes.
Since the various write-ups describe Wade as an experienced hiker, I checked the Web and discovered a wonderful article written about Wade last year. Wade summited the third highest and most technical peak in the Olympics in August 2008.
Here is his summit photo:
It is a bit blurry and distant.
Here is another one of him at his base camp:
The entire write-up is on "Mike's Hikes" website: http://mikeshikes.blogspot.com/2008/08/mount-constance-lake-constance.html
We all hope Wade's experience comes through and he makes it out ok.