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Quartzite Peak ski 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Burstall Pass Peak Sat Jan 23/2010

I had trouble motivating myself to do Burstall pass yet again given the low cloud and snow in Calgary but I needed to get out and do something so I joined up with a group of young friends on a last minute whim.  The weather cleared up and was calmer than any time I have […]

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 –  […]

Mount Thompson – March 12/09

Added some pictures of one day ascent of Mount Thompson. About 1200 m total elevation gain and about 24 km RT of ski and climb. Pictures are here Mount Thompson  – use fullscreen slideshow- use appearance settings to get high res and move comments, etc to the bottom. Wietse’s Pictures from same trip. Vern’s Pictures and writeup

Rhonda South Feb 22/09

  Added some of the pictures for Wapta trip. Pictures are here Rhonda S Note the slide show with Cool Iris or Full screen slideshow now works at high res or click on any picture in high res version.

Mount Lipalian Ski -North Bowl above Larch, Lake Louise 2007 Banff

  Pics  This is outside and above the ski boundary so may be restricted.