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 Daly, Yoho Scramble 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 […]

Ptarmigan Peak, Lake Louise, Banff Park June 24, 2017

Bike, hike and alpine snow climb on a good overnight freeze. About 1400 m and 21 km. The down climb to notch was exposed. See pics. Pics

Unity Peak and Purple peak June 17, 2017

Cool cloudy windy day with a very alpine feel but manged to get this loop in.  Road bike to Temple lodge and then went up left side of ski area and crossed creek to side hill the West side of Wolverine Ridge.  Some boulder fields, avi debris, and bushwack but no snow so angle up […]

Bellevue Hill May 12, 2017

Friday – Drove down to Pincher Creek to try Victoria Peak but looked like still has too much snow – add in some new rain/snow showers at 8 am so we moved onto Waterton. Bellevue was dry until summit and then rained hard on us all the way down. Went up the RH Nugara fault […]

Abbot Pass ACC Hut Lake O’Hara 2016

    More pics – gully approach and hut interior   (from a trip in 2007) Scramble trip – Yukness, Wiwaxy and overnight at hut

Schiesser Ledges – Neil Colgan ACC Hut

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

Skogan Peak Scramble Sept 12, 2015

Great 11 hour bike, hike and scramble on what may have been last real day of summer. Rode North past big gravel outlet from Lorette gully and went up RH side of gully until above the flood damage( 300-400 m elev gain) and then picked up old trail on LH side.  Probably could have left […]

Mount Fisher July 10, 2015 aka Fisher Peak

Mount Fisher Scramble crux move just below summit ridge aka Fisher Peak by Cranbrook   Mount Fisher   aka Fisher Peak Hot day so we started early – left car at 7 and on top in 4 hours and 10 mins including breaks.  Three hours 20 min down. Good trail all the way but steep. About 1400 […]

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