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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 […]

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 […]

Tangle Ridge June 27, 2018

With Wietse and Kevin.  Some pics from Wietse – thanks 1200 m and 11.8 km. Pics

Victoria Peak Scramble June 13, 2018 Castle Paleo Quartzite Knife

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 – […]