Kidd South Scramble Kananaskis July 1, 2018

Kidd South Scramble July 1, 2018 

With Kevin K

1525 m 14.5 km

4 snow storms slowed things down – climbed all the high points as couldn’t see anything.

The rubble on upper part is bad but there is a ok down trail along ridge and down drainage to west and then cut back to regular up drainage.




Tangle Ridge June 27, 2018

Tangle ridge june 27, 2018

With Wietse and Kevin.  Some pics from Wietse – thanks

1200 m and 11.8 km.


Victoria Peak Scramble June 13, 2018 Castle

Victoria Peak Scramble – Castle area

Victoria Peak Scramble – Wietse on crux over window.

Looking down at crux over window. I am near top of crux. Victoria Peak scramble castle area

Victoria Peak – 14.1 km 1094m   6.5 hrs RT  under 4 hrs up

Bike 2.7 km 130 m so 930 m up in 3 hrs 15 min

34% grade

Went west on ridge and down by brown scree and an avi bowl/path that had a trail.

Picked up a paleo quartzite knife/scraper.  see pics – some are Wietse’s and Kevin’s – Thanks


Red Peak Kananaskis Scramble June 9, 2018

Ridge leading to Red Peak Kananaskis on left. Bogart off to right.

Scramble with Kevin Papke and group.

My GPS watch says 1060 m and 17.8 km RT.  Max 2780 m.   About  4.5 hrs up and 3 hrs out

Rain most of way in but cleared up a bit in afternoon.

Lost the trail on way up to pass  as went too high and off to left so took wrong grass strip up to pass.

Snow drifts on other side of pass so went up peak to left and went too high and across loose crap to col with red peak ridge. On way back took a level line across side hill loose crap to top of snow and then back down to pass.  Met a solo polish backpacker who had illusions about going to Ribbon Lake but too much steep and deep snow. Hope she turned around as rained and snowed at altitude last night and today.

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Wasootch Peak Mountain Scramble June 3, 2018

On Summit of Wasootch Peak – Skyline – Kananaskis Peak, Old Baldy and Fisher L to R

Sunday afternoon with Kevin K.

900 m 6.5 km RT

2hr 25 min up and 1 hr 35 min down.

Trail is much more established now.


Maze Peak Scramble Yaha Tinda area May 25, 2018

Maze Peak Scramble Ya Ha Tinda area from puzzle point/west peak May 25, 2018

Scramble on Maze Peak Ya Ha Tinda area

Slabby scramble on Maze Peak Ya Ha Tinda area.

First new peak this year. Good scramble with Kevin Papke on a flex friday.

About 850 m to peak but 1000 m overall within regain and added puzzle point to west.

Just under 3 hours to top including breaks and photo ops. 6 hr RT with side trip to west point for views and extra exercise.

Took hardest scramble lines on every slab or rock point so fun moderate rock in some places. Most had easy walk arounds.

Best road is to drive to Sundre and the west.

Trail head past km 14, down to creek/bridge, pass slide scar and park 1-200 m as go up hill(3-400 m past bridge.)

Best to go right and up through thinning trees and aim to gain right hand shoulder of ridge vs straight up looks scrappy dinner plates over broken rock.

See spirko for good map but maybe start more to the right.



Grotto Mountain Scramble May 19, 2018


Canmore from Grotto mountain scramble acc route

Grotto  Up 1250 m in 4 hrs on ACC route to first summit (312 m/hr) but ran low on time. 8.5 km RT

Summit 1400 m gain.(Kuz tagged it)

Down 1250 m in under 2 hours.


Baldy North – Kananaskis May 6

Baldy North upper ridge Kananaskis SW ridge may 2018


Baldy North – got going late so hot and legs  tired from skiing sat.

755 m – 5.3 km, 2.5 hrs up.

Dry all the way, ridge to South looked snowy, downclimb still wet.

Baldy South to west ridge looked very snowy.


Spring Ski SSV May 5

First day of skiing this season due to rotator cuff surgery in fall.

Great time with Wietse and Dave.

Twenty five runs – 4900 m and 56 km so 28 km of ski.

Doorjamb April 26, 2018


Doorjamb after work Thursday. 1.5 hrs up to top crux. Some snow in trees but rock slabs dry. Left groove at crux was wet.

550 m 4.2 km RT