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Andomache – Molar glacier ski route – USE AT OWN RISK

  This gets done in spring with good coverage and solid avi conditions. Pics 1  

Mount Joffre North Face Kananaskis Beta Pics July 2014

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

Highwood Pass Nov 11, 2013

  Not my map but shows the main lines – lots of variations     First ski trip of year to Highwood pass to top of Pocaterra ridge. 3 hrs up. Lots of people despite – 15 C in park lot. Better snow than expected and warm, sunny and calm on top.   Highwood pass […]

Emerald Peak by Emerald Slide Path Ski, Feb 10, 2013

  Emerald Peak by Emerald Slide path. Sunday feb 10.  Cooling trend and some new snow, moderate avi based mainly on wind slab so we thought we would bag this.  Good choice as the upper half was very good skiing. All photos are coutesy of Vern or Raff since I left my camera on the […]

Smutwood Peak Feb 2, 2013

Good trip to an easy peak with Wietse and Vern. Glad they invited me for a last minute outing. I have not been out much due to personal and work issues. Parked on road and skied in on good track into smuts valley and up to smuts pass/col between smuts and Birdwood.  Carried skis a […]

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 […]

Twin Cairns Nov 11/2012

Good short ski trip with Wietse.  Ideal trip to start season.  On top in 3.5 hours. Snow good and supportive except sugary in spots on the ridge around the rocks.  Kept to lower angles and avoided windslab. Lots of snow on top of ridge this year.  Wore my tele gear for a change since my AT ski […]

Andromache Aug 19, 2012

Last minute decision to meet Kevin at Lake Louise Sunday morning and we were off to do plan “C” which turned out to be Andromache.  Went up Hector valley on trail – RH side of creek – and through rockband left of waterfall – a little moderate scramble.  Stay to valley bottom on grass if can […]

Storm Mountain – Banff – Ski – May 11, 2012

After skiing Quartzite last weekend on a hard crust I was almost ready to put up the skis but noticed another cool rainy day with cold clearing trend was forecast for end of week –   Good overnight freeze of – 8 C for elevation on Thurs night so decided to go for Storm on […]

Quartzite Peak May 6, 2012

Spring skiing – Dave S had skied Ramp Peak the previous weekend and wanted to do Quartzite on Sunday because of the forecast freeze on Sat night.  Up early, meet Anders et al at Mosquito parking and skiing by just after 6 am.  The freeze was good and travel was fast and easy on very […]