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Top 10 Mountains Every Calgarian Should Know, Canadian Rockies, Banff, Lake Louise, Canmore, Calgary

      Top 10 Mountains Every Calgarian Should Know Your friends or relatives have arrived and you want to show them the mountains.  Or you take a family drive and your kids are asking.  It helps to know some mountain names and some facts to make the drive to Banff/Lake Louise more interesting. It […]

Shunga-la-she, September 13, 2019 Sheep Prov Park, Kananaskis

Good scramble with Dave S, Kevin P, Roy and John. About 13.5 km and 1100 m 8 hours.  Got wet and snowed on at top but cleared on way down. Went by bridge and good trail just past bridge up ridge in trees and then up some scree to rocky ridge.  Some scrambling along ridge […]

Wasatch Peak, Banff Lake Louise September 3, 2019

Good hike/scramble with Kevin P. 19 km and 980 m about 8 hours. really blocky above the col but found a better scree dirt gully to come down. Pics

Twin Towers behind Heart, Aug 29, 2019

  Afternoon excursion with Kevin P. Bypassed downclimb after Grant MacEwan on East side of ridge but poor sidehilling with very little trail. Not recommended. Went back up downclimb which was difficult to low 5th class so stiffer than remember. Pics

Mount Burke and Burke North Loop, August 24, 2019 Kananaskis

Mount Burke is 970 m and loop with Burke North is 1100 m and 12.6 km. Some moderate down scrambling to get off Burke and along ridge.  Some easy/moderate scrambling to get up buttress to gain summit of Burke North. See pics. Rock buttresses on way down rige can be bypassed along base or scrambled. […]

Ha Ling August 15, 2019 Canmore

New trail is quite good. Good but crowded. Longer but lower angle. Lots of new rock steps/staircases and then several sets of suspended wooden stairs at treeline where the trail always eroded. It is designed for heavy use so that is good I guess. Pics

Evan Thomas attempt July 13, 2019

  1420 m 4 hrs up Too much snow on ridge. Pics

Mount Odlum Kananaskis July 1, 2019

July 1, scramble with Dave, Wietse, and Kevin K. Nugara scramble – went up and down alternate descent as gully/ramp route to North looked too snowy and too much loose scree with big boulders. The alternate descent was an excellent way to go up with good trail into valley and up to Odlum col. Then  […]

Mount Field, Yoho Park June 25, 2019 Crux

Mount Field Yoho Park About 1400 m total and 17.6 km RT. 5 hrs up for me and 3 down We parked at Field info center and went across the road and found good well used shortcut trail (on grassy slope about 100 m East) to intersect the Burgess pass trail. This is shorter and […]

Windy Peak and Saddle Peaks, Kananaskis, Mount Livingstone Natural area, June 18, 2019

  Trying to avoid the rain and we got lucky as storms went either side of us. Most people go over Windy Hills but we decided to go direct as per South Leg of 75A route in Daffern Volume 5 and gain North end of ridge to Windy Peak. See map and two labelled approach […]