Archives

Rhonda South April 9, 2012

Just got back from California – two weeks eating american sized portions and laying around at sea level and decide to do Rhonda with Kevin and Wietse.  It is about 24 km RT and about 1200 m elev gain.  Went with my Tele gear which worked well. Kevin is climbing 50 peaks in his 50th […]

Mount Bell climb scramble NE Ridge 5.3 Aug 26/2011 Banff Lake Louise quartzite

Successful climb/scramble of the NE ridge with Wietse and Scott. This is a long day as it took us 13 hours car to car. We took the shortcut direct to the ridge from the Taylor lake trail junction which saved about 1 hour and were on top in about 7 hours including lunches and a […]

King George South Face July 15-17/2011 Alpine Climb Canadian Rockies

Big trip – three days – access by mining and logging roads (settlers road)  Height of the Rockies BC provincial park and then cross log foot bridge. wet hike in on mainly game/elk trails for x km and 1000 m to camp/bivy in valley beside princess Mary/x creek. Up at 2:30 am, walk on mainly firm snow   Mark’s report […]

Wapta Traverse ski April 28 to May1, 2011 Banff, Canada

Note marked route picture up Balfour ramp   Large version. Four day traverse from Bow Lake over the icefields to exit at West Louise Lodge on Highway 1.(Sherbrooke Lake exit) About 40 km and about 1500 m of elevation gain and loss depending on peaks climbed. We climbed Saint Nicholas but we were in whiteout/snowing […]

Mount Bell NE Ridge 5.3 (aka E Ridge 5.4) Banff Lake Louise Canada

(Note successfull trip in 2011 – link below) Mount Bell NE Ridge has been in the back of my mind for the last two years because of Gary’s accident August 4, 2008.  He fell while we were on approach to the NE Ridge. He has limited memories from before the head trauma and is a […]

Mount Stanley North Face July 15/10 Kootenay Park, Canada

Roy, Kevin and I along with guide Mark Klassen and assistant Kris Irwin did the North Face (Kahl route – alpine Grade III) on Thursday.  Solid day as we left the bivy at 2:30AM and were on top by 8 AM.  Good conditions as schrund was easy and only two pitches of easy ice just above the schrund. […]

Goat Mountain/ridge Traverse 5.3 Kananaskis beside Yamnuska East of Canmore, Canada

  Goat Mountain traverse from North to South or from Yamnuska to Hwy 1A. This Goat Mountain is East of Canmore and beside Yamnuska and should not be confused with Old Goat Mountain which is South of Canmore and on the West side of Spray Lakes or any of the dozens of other Goat Mountains across […]

East Stanley Ridge – Ball Attempt 2 Alpine climb

  Great Alpine climb along East ridge of Stanley in an attempt to ramble along the continental divide over Beatrice and do Mount Ball. Stopped by 5th class bump before Beatrice- lack of equipment, poor rock, route finding and time. Overall great adventure in fantastic setting. We did 1700 m and took 14 hrs RT.   […]

Squaws Tit Canmore Scramble June 2009 No Bushwack Route

    Pictures are here Squaws Tit June 2009, I do not know if there is anyone out there who has not done this yet but bushwacking is no longer necessary. I had put off doing this because of all the reports of bad thrashing and compass readings, etc.  I decide to do Squaws solo […]

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 […]