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Battalion Park Stairs, Signal Hill, SW, Calgary, Nov 13, 2019

  Battalion Park Stairs – three sets of wooden stairs that face south so lots of sun and chinook action. East Lower set is behind Lowes-Staples and is 20 m from my watch ~(88 steps with avg 9 inch rise= 20.1 m) and about 45 m from bottom to top of park by cenotaph. The […]

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 […]

Mount Burke and Burke North Loop, August 24, 2019 Kananaskis

Mount Burke is 970 m and loop with Burke North is 1100 m and 12.6 km. Some moderate down scrambling to get off Burke and along ridge.  Some easy/moderate scrambling to get up buttress to gain summit of Burke North. See pics. Rock buttresses on way down rige can be bypassed along base or scrambled. […]

Ha Ling August 15, 2019 Canmore

New trail is quite good. Good but crowded. Longer but lower angle. Lots of new rock steps/staircases and then several sets of suspended wooden stairs at treeline where the trail always eroded. It is designed for heavy use so that is good I guess. Pics

Windy Peak and Saddle Peaks, Kananaskis, Mount Livingstone Natural area, June 18, 2019

  Trying to avoid the rain and we got lucky as storms went either side of us. Most people go over Windy Hills but we decided to go direct as per South Leg of 75A route in Daffern Volume 5 and gain North end of ridge to Windy Peak. See map and two labelled approach […]

Little Lougheed June 12

After work Wed special 750 m 6 km. 2 hours 20 min up in heat and 1 hr 10 down Trail now goes up around RH side of rock field all the way in the trees and generally keeps to the edge of ridge above rock field/dip. Trail is a bit messed up/ripped up through […]

Vents Ridge Loop May 26, 2019

With Toffee – wet but below snow line. Sunny. About 2 km and 300 m to top and went down North side to creek. a bit wet, muddy and slippery with a dog on a lesh on one hand. Crossed on an ice bridge but there was a log. Full trip is about 6 km […]

Lusk Ridge South May 19, 2019

7.5 km 500 m Mostly snow free with some ankle deep in trees along ridge. Started up Lusk trail and then crossed logging road where flagged. followed orange or pink flagging for most of trip. Walked back on road. Pics

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 […]