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Top 10 Mountains Every Calgarian Should Know, Canadian Rockies, Banff, Lake Louise, Canmore, Calgary

      Top 10 Mountains Every Calgarian Should Know Your friends or relatives have arrived and you want to show them the mountains.  Or you take a family drive and your kids are asking.  It helps to know some mountain names and some facts to make the drive to Banff/Lake Louise more interesting. It […]

Ptarmigan Peak, Lake Louise, Banff Park June 24, 2017

Bike, hike and alpine snow climb on a good overnight freeze. About 1400 m and 21 km. The down climb to notch was exposed. See pics. Pics

Schiesser Ledges – Neil Colgan ACC Hut Banff Moraine Lake

More Pics  Note higher definition pics on summitpost – choose original picture size and + to get largest pic.  

Mount Joffre North Face Kananaskis Beta Pics East Ridge descent July 2014

  Beta Pics for Joffre North Face  Click on pics above for larger version. More pics at link below. Pics

Warrior-Cordonnier Aster Lake July 24-26

  Great 3 day trip up to Aster Lake.  Poor weather on way in but got Warrior and Cordonnier.   Had to leave Sunday morning but Kevin and Raff took time to do Northover which was Raffs last Kane Peak. The high trail around Hidden lake was lots of deadfall as usual but apparently that […]

Mount Edith Cavell East Ridge 5.3 Sept 14, 2013 Jasper

  Dry – never touched any snow so no ice axe or crampons!  Ideal conditions with a perfect sunny day so we had to go do this classic. Stayed at hostel which worked out ok- reasonable bed and used kitchen at 4 am.  walking at 5 am – busy as at least a dozen others […]

Cathedral Mountain July 20 2013 Summer climb Yoho Park

  Great climb with Wietse. Walk 4 km on road and bring runners/sandals for stream crossing. Good to have gps track and follow trail up through trees to above tree line. Some ice showing on glacier and snow was a bit soft but went well and beat out the weather.   pics at Cathedral Wietse’s […]

Eisenhower Tower, Castle Mountain climb Banff

  Great alpine climb with Dave Salahub and Guides Mark Klassen and Mary Beth. Route was in good shape and day was a little cool which worked well for the approach and climbing. Will add more pics from Dave and Mark.   Eisenhower Tower full screen slideshow best.

Uto July 12, 2012 climb Rogers pass Sir Donald pics Selkirks

  Daytrip from the campground with Mark Klassen and Kris Irwin leading Kevin, Dave and myself on a great easy rock route.   Plan A was to be North Victoria but was too hot with no overnight freeze so we decided to go to Rogers Pass and do Uto from the campground(1700m day).  Up early in […]

Baker/Peyto hut April 20/21, 2012 ski wapta icefield banff

      Good trip into North end of Wapta icefield – Peyto Hut to do Baker. Went in by moraine route on climbers right side of canyon and out by canyon route.  On way in had to cross stream on rocks at first narrows and then had to take skis off for 30 m […]