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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 […]

Baldy North – Kananaskis May 6

  Baldy North – got going late so hot and legs  tired from skiing sat. 755 m – 5.3 km, 2.5 hrs up. Dry all the way, ridge to South looked snowy, downclimb still wet. Baldy South to west ridge looked very snowy. Pics

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.