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 […]

Wolverine Ridge Jan 14, 2017

Pictures    from Vern, Raff and Dave – thanks guys.  About 840 m, 16 km and leisurely 5 hours with stop for a beer.  Ski out 7 or 8 min.

Schiesser Ledges – Neil Colgan ACC Hut

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

No-seeum Aug 23 and Sept 1

Aug 23 – Good hike but turned back at lake by scare with an eye problem.  No big deal but was good to be sure. Sept 1 – Successful trip. Nice scramble and now there is a reasonable trail up gully. clouds all the way to top but opened up for some views. Pics

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

Mount Edith Cavell East Ridge 5.3 Sept 14, 2013

  Dry – never touched any snow so no ice axe or crampons!  Ideal conditions with a perfect sunny day so we had to go do this classic. Stayed at hostel which worked out ok- reasonable bed and used kitchen at 4 am.  walking at 5 am – busy as at least a dozen others […]

Mothers Day Buttress July 14, 2013

Drove through rain from Calgary to Scott Lake Hill and then started out to Louis but threatening cloud, cool weather and windy so did not want to commit to Louis so deceded to do Mothers Day Buttress 5.6. Great short climb – 25 min approach and about 3 hours to top. Walk trail along upper […]

Eisenhower Tower

  Great alpine climb with Dave Salahub and Guides Mark Klassen and Mary Beth. Route was in good shape and day was a little cool which worked well for the approach and climbing. Will add more pics from Dave and Mark.   Eisenhower Tower full screen slideshow best.

Twin Cairns Nov 11/2012

Good short ski trip with Wietse.  Ideal trip to start season.  On top in 3.5 hours. Snow good and supportive except sugary in spots on the ridge around the rocks.  Kept to lower angles and avoided windslab. Lots of snow on top of ridge this year.  Wore my tele gear for a change since my AT ski […]

Storm Mountain – Banff – Ski – May 11, 2012

After skiing Quartzite last weekend on a hard crust I was almost ready to put up the skis but noticed another cool rainy day with cold clearing trend was forecast for end of week –   Good overnight freeze of – 8 C for elevation on Thurs night so decided to go for Storm on […]