ESE Ridge of Lady MacDonald 5.5 (aka SE Ridge)

Rock climb with Kevin Papke – 1300 m –  up to 5.5 – lots of knife edge ridge. Eight hours up – 2 hours down. May 29, 2009.  Parked at the Cougar Canyon park lot. This time of year, you have to cross the stream 5-6 times on various wet slippery rock crossings as the […]

Cornwall Ski Reconaissance Trip

   Succesfully summiting is all about conditions and timing, so I have learned to enjoy whatever experience comes because I usually cannot cherry pick days. Over the years Kevin and I have dragged each other on a variety of ill conceived “Expeditions To No-where” because we take whatever days we can. So with somewhat low […]

Fossil May 3/09

Park at fish creek park lot and ski up Lake Louise ski out past Temple lodge. Then skied in on the lower Skoki trail which is a snowmobile track – (versus the higher summer trail), to Deception pass and then booted up the ridge on Fossil Mountain.  Used my light weight cross country gear –  […]