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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 […]

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

Sulphur Mountain, Banff June 1, 2019

Smoke has been an issue so picked this based on smoke maps, rain on gondola cams and recent report on FB. Worked great as no smoke and great day. Arrived early ~ 830 so parking fine. About 670 m to gondola – very little mud at top couple of the 27? switches. Good trail to […]

Sunshine AT ski – Wawa Dec 15, 2018

High avi hazard so just did SSV New skis and bindings – but skied like any stiff Volkl ski – maybe a bit light. 2 hrs 20 to base Wawa and 3 hrs to top trees ~ 800 m Carried all the backcountry gear and weight including 2 L water which slowed me down a […]

Stuart Knob – Castle Mountain North Peak Scramble July 15, 2018

Stuart Knob and Castle mountain North – true summit. Long walk – about 29 or 30 km and 1600+m and 12.5 hours with breaks. Gained basin and across limestone pavement then cut right up scree through weakness in rockband(no trail currently?) to gain col/ridge between Helena and Stuart knob. See pics. Followed ridge to base […]

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

Unity Peak and Purple peak June 17, 2017

Cool cloudy windy day with a very alpine feel but manged to get this loop in.  Road bike to Temple lodge and then went up left side of ski area and crossed creek to side hill the West side of Wolverine Ridge.  Some boulder fields, avi debris, and bushwack but no snow so angle up […]

Cirque Fore Peak/Crystal Ridge Trees – ski Feb 25, 2017

Ski with Andy about 600 m 6 km 4 hrs. Safe trip and some good turns.

Wolverine Ridge Jan 14, 2017

Pictures    from Vern, Raff and Dave – thanks guys.  About 840 m, 16 km and leisurely 5 hours with stop for a beer.  Ski out 7 or 8 min.

AST2 -Crowfoot Trees Dec 4

Rockies field day for AST2 to Crowfoot Trees/Glades Overcast and snowing so no pics. 6.6 km 300 m – mainly worked on weather, terrain, pits and one ski down.