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Mount Burke and Burke North, August 24, 2019 Kananaskis

Mount Burke is 970 m and loop with Burke North is 1100 m and 12.6 km. Some moderate down scrambling to get off Burke and along ridge.  Some easy/moderate scrambling to get up buttress to gain summit of Burke North. See pics. Rock buttresses on way down rige can be bypassed along base or scrambled. […]

Ha Ling August 15, 2019 Canmore

New trail is quite good. Good but crowded. Longer but lower angle. Lots of new rock steps/staircases and then several sets of suspended wooden stairs at treeline where the trail always eroded. It is designed for heavy use so that is good I guess. Pics

Ogden Yoho July 31, 2019

Excellent scramble with Dave and Kevin P. 8.5 km and 1235 m about 9 hours with leisurely breaks. Found a good but steep goat/sheep trail right from highway so minimal bushwack although had to bypass some muddy sections on trail. Up trail through trees to near big slabs then traverse hard right on trail to […]

Opal South and Denny July 26, 2019

Denny and Opal South Approach up Grizzly creek. Good trail on North side of creek to col. Kevin P did Denny and Kevin K and I did Opal S. Went down black scree closer to Opal South and did some light scrambling at bottom to get down to trail but much faster than side hilling […]

Evan Thomas attempt July 13, 2019

  1420 m 4 hrs up Too much snow on ridge. Pics

Mount Odlum Kananaskis July 1, 2019

July 1, scramble with Dave, Wietse, and Kevin K. Nugara scramble – went up and down alternate descent as gully/ramp route to North looked too snowy and too much loose scree with big boulders. The alternate descent was an excellent way to go up with good trail into valley and up to Odlum col. Then  […]

Mount Field June 25, 2019

Mount Field Yoho Park About 1400 m total and 17.6 km RT. 5 hrs up for me and 3 down We parked at Field info center and went across the road and found good well used shortcut trail (on grassy slope about 100 m East) to intersect the Burgess pass trail. This is shorter and […]

Midnight Peak Kananaskis June 15, 2019

Went up Baldy Pass trail for a bit then across dry creekbed and went up a steep but relatively open treed ridge to gain west ridge. Followed over several rocky bumps to treeline and then followed ridge to summit. Some trail and followed trail around the one downclimb.  Went down same ridge and had some […]

Little Lougheed June 12

After work Wed special 750 m 6 km. 2 hours 20 min up in heat and 1 hr 10 down Trail now goes up around RH side of rock field all the way in the trees and generally keeps to the edge of ridge above rock field/dip. Trail is a bit messed up/ripped up through […]

Sulphur Mountain, Banff June 1, 2019

Smoke has been an issue so picked this based on smoke maps, rain on gondola cams and recent report on FB. Worked great as no smoke and great day. Arrived early ~ 830 so parking fine. About 670 m to gondola – very little mud at top couple of the 27? switches. Good trail to […]