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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 […]

Mount Shark Kananaskis Scramble July 21, 2018

Cold windy day with a hangover and tired legs from 30 km last weekend. Rode bikes to Lake. Easiest to leave bikes in trees versus going down to lake. Up to Karst springs. Best trail starts of righthand side of trail about 50-70m before end of pathway/springs. Up through trees on convoluted trail but stick […]

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 […]

Kidd South Scramble Kananaskis July 1, 2018

With Kevin K 1525 m 14.5 km 4 snow storms slowed things down – climbed all the high points as couldn’t see anything. The rubble on upper part is bad but there is a ok down trail along ridge and down drainage to west and then cut back to regular up drainage. PICS    

Victoria Peak Scramble June 13, 2018 Castle

Victoria Peak – 14.1 km 1094m   6.5 hrs RT  under 4 hrs up Bike 2.7 km 130 m so 930 m up in 3 hrs 15 min 34% grade Went west on ridge and down by brown scree and an avi bowl/path that had a trail. Picked up a paleo quartzite knife/scraper.  see pics – […]

Red Peak Kananaskis Scramble June 9, 2018

Scramble with Kevin Papke and group. My GPS watch says 1060 m and 17.8 km RT.  Max 2780 m.   About  4.5 hrs up and 3 hrs out Rain most of way in but cleared up a bit in afternoon. Lost the trail on way up to pass  as went too high and off to left […]

Wasootch Peak Mountain Scramble June 3, 2018

Sunday afternoon with Kevin K. 900 m 6.5 km RT 2hr 25 min up and 1 hr 35 min down. Trail is much more established now. Pics

Maze Peak Scramble Yaha Tinda area May 25, 2018

First new peak this year. Good scramble with Kevin Papke on a flex friday. About 850 m to peak but 1000 m overall within regain and added puzzle point to west. Just under 3 hours to top including breaks and photo ops. 6 hr RT with side trip to west point for views and extra […]