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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 […]

Blanket Feb 22 to 26th, 2019

My 26th time and not my best showing.  Definitely felt the lack of skiing from missing all last year due to shoulder surgery and no hockey for 3.5 years(used to play 3 x week.)  Lower snow year and much colder than normal so not as much fun or motivation. Conditions were still good so did […]

Sunshine AT ski – Wawa Dec 15, 2018

High avi hazard so just did SSV New skis and bindings – but skied like any stiff Volkl ski – maybe a bit light. 2 hrs 20 to base Wawa and 3 hrs to top trees ~ 800 m Carried all the backcountry gear and weight including 2 L water which slowed me down a […]

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 […]

Ship’s Prow Mountain Sept 8, 2018 (AKA Lawrence Grassi Subpeak#2?)

Interesting scramble that is not in guide books.  About 1100 m and 10 km  8.5 hrs RT if go out on prow. The first part up to the col or the bump with big cairn is basically like Ha Ling without a trail so surprised that this doesn’t have a trail given proximity to Canmore. […]

Mount Sarrail Scamble Sept 1, 2108

Long trip 26 km 1750 m gain – 12 hours RT – I cramped up at 2800 m and called it a day. Hidden lake was very low so easy to walk along shoreline trail. Cairn and blue ribbon to head back into forest to catch the great trail which switchbacks up the headwall. much […]