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Wolverine Ridge/Purple Bowl April 15, 2012

Pics   Also shows ski exit from bowl to Larch runs

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 […]

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 […]

Purple Bowl – ski Dec 16/2011 Wolverine ridge lake louise

    Leisurely AT trip into Purple bowl –  beside Lake Louise with Clayton.  See Chic’s Ski Trails Book – Skied up to above Temple lodge(45 min).  Took Skoki summer trail which is 70m uphill from winter XC ski trail.  Follow trail for .4 km then took a cutline which goes up to right off the […]

Blanket Glacier Monashees Feb27-March 2, 2010

Annual heli in backcountry ski – alpine touring trip to the Blanket Glacier area in the Monashees SW of Revelstoke. Big area with lots of above and below tree line skiing.  First two days were mostly cloud and scattered snow so we skied low  or in the trees but got up high to the Vortex […]

Ski Sled for Camping Trips Nov09

Winter camping always involves carrying a lot of extra gear.  I have seen a lot of stuff on sleds and pulks but the simplest idea I have seen is these crazy carpet sleds. This is version # 1 this winter(09) and expext to update with modifications and improvements.  Can Tire Carpet is $3 and weighs nothing so easy cheap […]

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

Blanket Glacier Monashees March 2009

Added some pictures on 4 day trip to Blanket Glacier Chalet in the Monashees southWest of Revelstoke. More pics to come. Pics are here – use full screen slideshow. Blanket Glacier March 09 Note older Blanket glacier pictures and links under ski trips tab at top.

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.