Daly Aug 5, 2017

Do not underestimate Mt Daly. There is no trail after Niles col and you sidehill down and across broken rock, snow and a small glacier. need to have crampons or microspikes to cross in morning or go down and around. The up past the pyramid is reasonably solid but the scree fan is steep loose […]

Blanket Glacier Ski Trip Mar 3-7, 2017

Annual back country powder trip.(25th time) Snowed for three days so skied trees  – pollux, monster and christmas and no pics. Skied 800 to 1300 m per day. Great snow but Monday was exceptional as snow had dried out from cold Sunday night. Great feeling to be in the groove again – exceptional powder, great […]

Schiesser Ledges – Neil Colgan ACC Hut

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

Andomache glacier potential ski route – USE AT OWN RISK

Crazy idea that has been done but would require good snow cover and very solid avi conditions. Pics 1 Pics 2

Warrior-Cordonnier Aster Lake July 24-26

  Great 3 day trip up to Aster Lake.  Poor weather on way in but got Warrior and Cordonnier.   Had to leave Sunday morning but Kevin and Raff took time to do Northover which was Raffs last Kane Peak. The high trail around Hidden lake was lots of deadfall as usual but apparently that […]

Blanket Glacier Feb 28, 2014

      Annual backcountry ski trip to Blanket Glacier Chalet. 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 […]

Blanket Feb 23-26, 2013

Annual powder ski trip to Blanket Glacier Chalet.  Twenty third year. See previous years links under ski trip tab at top. lots of new snow – about 1 m so big trail breaking and deep powder skiing. My 95 mm under foot Volkl Polar Bears were not wide enough!! Al has added a new drying […]

Baker/Peyto hut April 20/21, 2012

      Good trip into North end of Wapta icefield – Peyto Hut to do Baker. Went in by moraine route on climbers right side of canyon and out by canyon route.  On way in had to cross stream on rocks at first narrows and then had to take skis off for 30 m […]