Yukness, Abbot Pass Hut and Wiwaxy East Peak, Lake O’Hara, July 30, 2016

Lake O’Hara is hard to get into as the buses are always booked and supposedly you can’t even do wait list walk ons. A friend had a cancellation so I was able to squeeze in on a two day trip. Shout out to Matthew Hobbs and Vern for route pics and their trip reports on […]

Schiesser Ledges – Neil Colgan ACC Hut

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

Blanket Feb 23-26, 2013

Annual powder ski trip to Blanket Glacier Chalet.  Twenty third year. See previous years links under ski trip tab at top. lots of new snow – about 1 m so big trail breaking and deep powder skiing. My 95 mm under foot Volkl Polar Bears were not wide enough!! Al has added a new drying […]

Bow Hut Wapta Dec 21-22, 2012

Good 2 day trip on the shortest days of the year with Kevin, Wietse, Vern, Kelly and Steven.  Steven did great given that it was his second backcountry ski trip and his first time with a heavy pack on skis to a hut.  Good coverage up on glacier and in the canyon for this early in […]

Baker/Peyto hut April 20/21, 2012

      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 […]

Blanket Glacier Feb 25 – Feb 28, 2012

  Annual Trip to Blanket Glacier Chalet in the Monashees. Twenty-first time! Heli in/out to hut – backcountry ski trip.  Great deep powder snow. My Polar Bears are 96 mm underfoot and felt like I could have used another 10 mm at least! Waist deep plus on the steep stuff in the trees for first two days […]

Wapta Traverse April 28 to May1, 2011

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 […]