Dawson Hill March 3, 2018

Snowshoe attempt on an obscure bump with Dave S. Started from Dawson Equestrian Pack lot. -10C and light snow. 5 – 10 inches of new. Ploughed to there.  Note snowmobilers and snow bikers use this lot and go south of gate on road. Snowshoed snow calf to thigh deep and bushwacked for 2.5 km and […]

Prairie Mtn Feb 25, 2018

Microspikes up and down. Packed snow Edge of the clouds – some sun and cold wind at top 7 km RT 714 m and 2:50 hrs Off Beta blocker – back to higher HR – 156 Max, most 130-148 Legs not as heavy – getting better O2. Better pace.

McLean Hill Feb 10, 2018

Walk road then snowshoe up various trails and microspikes down. About 10 kmRT and 420m with drops and regain. Thought we followed Daffern route but not sure. About 4 hrs RT

Lyon Mtn/Hill Dec 30, 2017

Cold period over Christmas and Doc says no skiing this season so hiking. Snowing, -29C and windchill(-40C)  No much margin for error Walked but snowshoes would have worked – maybe better. Raf was on skis but not much base. 150m and 1 – 2 km?  short and fun. Breakfast in Bragg Creek. Pics    are […]

Gap Mountain, Kananaskis – Highwood September 9, 2017

    About 770 m and 6.1 km RT.  Upper mountain – Actual scramble section is very short. Kane crux has some small footholds and exposure but not hard.  Balance moves with exposure. Rest of scramble has a couple of moderate moves but most could be avoided with route finding and connecting ledges. Explored the […]

Mount Alderson, Waterton August 26, 2017

Good trail from Cameron Lake to col and down 50 m to start ridge on Alderson. Two easy downclimbs along ridge – reasonable trail and cairns. About 21 km and 1250 m RT and 7 1/2 hrs at easy pace. Pictures Lots are Wietse’s – thanks    Note double click to get largest pics and […]

Fox July 26, 2017

Difficult scramble – Ridge route from Kane book.  Took bike ~5 km to AB/BC border. Hike good trail to frozen lake then right around lake past/beneath  a rock wall, then angled up black dirt to ridge. Some trail.  Ridge was very loose in places and down was as hard as up as needed to concentrate. […]

Mount Bryant July 9, 2017

Trip wit Kevin P.  17.6 km and 975 m.  Very hot and dry and plenty of mosquitoes. Grind up broken rock from lake. Not much scree. Pics

The Turret July 1, 2017

Turret by bushwack Kane route direct from the Lake.  about 9-10 km RT  900m 4 hr up – all off trail bushwack and 3 hr down Pics  

Ptarmigan Peak, Lake Louise, Banff Park June 24, 2017

Bike, hike and alpine snow climb on a good overnight freeze. About 1400 m and 21 km. The down climb to notch was exposed. See pics. Pics