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Pinto Mountain, Columbia Valley, Invermere, May 10, 2019

Invermere Area Conditions + 25 C in valley – tried Pinto Mountain Friday May 10 but snow in trees at 1650 m and waist deep at 2350 m. Two to 3 weeks too early. Heavily used Elk and Sheep area but only 1 tick maybe because of lots of small birds. Regular route is left […]

Prairie Mountain April 22, 2019

Monday day off after easter. Training day with daughters dog – Toffee. How does that saying go? Cutest ugly dog? Pekingese/Chihuahua Leisurely walk up in 1 hour 30 min which is ok for 700 m with a 15 month old dog with 8 inch legs on its first ever hike in mountains. Also went down […]

Jack Knife Butte April 6, 2019 Bob Creek Wildlands

Jack Knife Butte – Great trip- good ridge walking with only a little Mid calf snow in some treed areas. Sunny with great views although windy. Went across Camp Creek on an ice bridge that may not last much longer. Some snow/mud on trails from Bob Creek staging area to camp creek. No ATV’s in […]

Little Lougheed Dec 8, 2018

Exercise workout. 5.8 km RT 795 m About 3 hours up 270 m/hr Bypass boulder field in trees on left on way down at about 1960 m and then cut back right to rejoin trail at 1820 m. Pics 

Cat Creek Hills October 27, 2018

Nice trip on a warm sunny day – hopefully not the last one. All the good pics are Wietse’s.  Thank you. 8.8 km 600 m net and 800 m gain RT 2.5 hr up 4.5 rt Pics

Hornecker October 14, 2018

  7.3 km  535 m 4.5 hrs Pics

Nameless Ridge by Mist – AKA Eagle Ridge October 6, 2018 Hot Springs Highwood

Bit early to be snowshoeing but needed to get out so nice little trip with Wietse and Vern. I get lazy about taking pics when I am out with semi-professional photographers so all the good pics are from those guys. Thanks. 7 km 650 m  4 hrs RT. Note some pics of the mist hot […]

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 […]

Fisher Peak Kananaskis Scramble N – NW Access to Col at Mid Ridge July, 2018

Probably best access to the col in middle of the Fisher Peak Ridge. At Forks – follow left creek bed to past a scar on the right bank and follow a drainage up to the col.(see maps in Pics) More creekbed but lower angle, easier travel up and down, no elevation loss over west ridge […]

Kidd South Scramble Kananaskis July 1, 2018

With Kevin K 1525 m 14.5 km 4 snow storms slowed things down – climbed all the high points as couldn’t see anything. The rubble on upper part is bad but there is a ok down trail along ridge and down drainage to west and then cut back to regular up drainage. PICS