Gap Mountain, Kananaskis – Highwood September 9, 2017

    About 770 m and 6.1 km RT.  Upper mountain – Actual scramble section is very short. Kane crux has some small footholds and exposure but not hard.  Balance moves with exposure. Rest of scramble has a couple of moderate moves but most could be avoided with route finding and connecting ledges. Explored the […]

Mount Bryant July 9, 2017

Trip wit Kevin P.  17.6 km and 975 m.  Very hot and dry and plenty of mosquitoes. Grind up broken rock from lake. Not much scree. Pics

The Turret July 1, 2017

Turret by bushwack Kane route direct from the Lake.  about 9-10 km RT  900m 4 hr up – all off trail bushwack and 3 hr down Pics  

Opal North June 4, 2017

A few ways up to the ridge on this one. We followed the lower powerline south into the scrubby trees in the ditch until hit some blue flagging and the followed a steep trail straight up to the second powerline. Note there is trail coming in from south here – probably from picnic area which […]

Anklebiter Ridge April 8, 2017

      Scramble 5.7 km, 860 m, 5.5 hrs – lots of postholing and time deciding on doing loop. Similar but easier than doorjamb.  Good trail from Grotto pond park lot and turn right up trail on ridge. Several trail options but want to keep to ridge crest so keep RH of slabs as […]

North Peak – mt Burke April 1, 2017

Snowshoe thrash in the trees. about 700 m, 11 km and 5.5 hrs. No pics

Doorjamb/Loder March 25, 2017

Trying to avoid the snow. Mostly sunny day with not too much wind. Some snow in trees starting near top of DJ but good trail/steps on most. Route:There are many variations and trails in trees on lower part but they all go up. Route issues start 2/3 way up DJ when you encounter a series […]

Willow Ridge by Chain Lakes March 18, 2017

Warm sunny windy day in the foothills(+ 14C in park lot at Chain Lakes). The Mountains to the West were white and had a big storm wall and of course the avalanche hazard is very high. Left the snowshoes in the car. Trip with Dave, Wietse and Brian. About 14 km RT, 700 m accumulated […]

Little Lawson Jan 29, 2017

About 750 m and 8 km RT. Packed snow so microspikes versus snowshoes. About 20 – 40 ft of rock edge just below summit- watch cornice alongside edge. Pictures

Zephyr Creek Hills Jan 21, 2017

I did about 900 m and 11 km in just over 8 hours. Note highwood river crossing – used hip waders. Pictures  – mine and Daves