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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

Abbot Pass ACC Hut Lake O’Hara 2016 Banff Lake Louise

    More pics – gully approach and hut interior   (from a trip in 2007) Scramble trip – Yukness, Wiwaxy and overnight at hut

Mothers Day Buttress July 14, 2013

Drove through rain from Calgary to Scott Lake Hill and then started out to Louis but threatening cloud, cool weather and windy so did not want to commit to Louis so deceded to do Mothers Day Buttress 5.6. Great short climb – 25 min approach and about 3 hours to top. Walk trail along upper […]

Eisenhower Tower, Castle Mountain climb Banff

  Great alpine climb with Dave Salahub and Guides Mark Klassen and Mary Beth. Route was in good shape and day was a little cool which worked well for the approach and climbing. Will add more pics from Dave and Mark.   Eisenhower Tower full screen slideshow best.

Uto July 12, 2012 climb Rogers pass Sir Donald pics Selkirks

  Daytrip from the campground with Mark Klassen and Kris Irwin leading Kevin, Dave and myself on a great easy rock route.   Plan A was to be North Victoria but was too hot with no overnight freeze so we decided to go to Rogers Pass and do Uto from the campground(1700m day).  Up early in […]

Mount Bell climb scramble NE Ridge 5.3 Aug 26/2011 Banff Lake Louise quartzite

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 […]

King George South Face July 15-17/2011 Alpine Climb Canadian Rockies

Big trip – three days – access by mining and logging roads (settlers road)  Height of the Rockies BC provincial park and then cross log foot bridge. wet hike in on mainly game/elk trails for x km and 1000 m to camp/bivy in valley beside princess Mary/x creek. Up at 2:30 am, walk on mainly firm snow   Mark’s report […]

Mount Bell NE Ridge 5.3 (aka E Ridge 5.4) Banff Lake Louise Canada

(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 […]

Ha Ling NE Buttress 5.6

Trad 5.6 rock climb with guide Mark Klassen and Kevin.  Not many good pics as we were concentrating on the climb and I creased the mechanical lens cover on my best small camera last week so had my old small camera.  A good climb with good positions on the rock . Lots of variety of […]

Mount Stanley North Face July 15/10 Kootenay Park, Canada

Roy, Kevin and I along with guide Mark Klassen and assistant Kris Irwin did the North Face (Kahl route – alpine Grade III) on Thursday.  Solid day as we left the bivy at 2:30AM and were on top by 8 AM.  Good conditions as schrund was easy and only two pitches of easy ice just above the schrund. […]