Revelstoke’s Melanie Bernier sets Wapta Traverse speed recordPosted by Alex Cooper
Melanie Bernier, a Revelstoke resident and member of Canada’s ski mountaineering team, set a new speed record for the Wapta Traverse. She completed the route in 7.5 hours with her ski partner Ian Gale.
To put that in perspective, Yamnuska Mountain Adventures offers guided trips of the Wapta Traverse that take four to six days. Bernier doesn’t mention how far they travelled, but the four-day traverse offered by Yamnuska is 37 kilometres long.
Bernier is the top female ski mountaineering racer in Canada and she’s also a pretty good mountain biker too.
You can read all about her adventure on her blog.