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Mount Shark Kananaskis Scramble July 21, 2018

Cold windy day with a hangover and tired legs from 30 km last weekend. Rode bikes to Lake. Easiest to leave bikes in trees versus going down to lake. Up to Karst springs. Best trail starts of righthand side of trail about 50-70m before end of pathway/springs. Up through trees on convoluted trail but stick […]

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 […]

Schiesser Ledges – Neil Colgan ACC Hut

More Pics  Note higher definition pics on summitpost – choose original picture size and + to get largest pic.  

Mount Joffre North Face Kananaskis Beta Pics July 2014

  Beta Pics for Joffre North Face  Click on pics above for larger version. More pics at link below. Pics

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 […]

Cathedral July 20 2013

  Great climb with Wietse. Walk 4 km on road and bring runners/sandles for stream crossing. Good to have gps track and follow trail up through trees to above tree line. Some ice showing on glacier and snow was a bit soft but went well and beat out the weather.   pics at Cathedral Wietse’s […]

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 […]

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   

Eisenhower Tower

  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.