Mount Edith Cavell East Ridge 5.3 Sept 14, 2013

  Dry – never touched any snow so no ice axe or crampons!  Ideal conditions with a perfect sunny day so we had to go do this classic. Stayed at hostel which worked out ok- reasonable bed and used kitchen at 4 am.  walking at 5 am – busy as at least a dozen others […]

Mount Yamnuska Ridge 5.3 Scramble Traverse July 1, 2013

Short hot scramble with Dave and Wietse on July 1. Took the ridge on Yamnuska versus walking up the trail. Pictures tell the story but mostly a moderate scramble with exposure.   Pics at yamnuska ridge Wietse’s pics  2008 pics and description   

Mount Bell NE Ridge 5.3 Aug 26/2011

Successful climb/scramble of the NE ridge with Wietse and Scott. This is a long day as it took us 13 hours car to car. We took the shortcut direct to the ridge from the Taylor lake trail junction which saved about 1 hour and were on top in about 7 hours including lunches and a […]

Mount Bell NE Ridge 5.3 (aka E Ridge 5.4)

(Note successfull trip in 2011 – link below) Mount Bell NE Ridge has been in the back of my mind for the last two years because of Gary’s accident August 4, 2008.  He fell while we were on approach to the NE Ridge. He has limited memories from before the head trauma and is a […]

Goat Mountain/ridge Traverse 5.3

  Goat Mountain traverse from North to South or from Yamnuska to Hwy 1A. This Goat Mountain is East of Canmore and beside Yamnuska and should not be confused with Old Goat Mountain which is South of Canmore and on the West side of Spray Lakes or any of the dozens of other Goat Mountains across […]