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 Alderson, Waterton August 26, 2017

Good trail from Cameron Lake to col and down 50 m to start ridge on Alderson. Two easy downclimbs along ridge – reasonable trail and cairns. About 21 km and 1250 m RT and 7 1/2 hrs at easy pace. Pictures Lots are Wietse’s – thanks    Note double click to get largest pics and […]

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 […]

Fox July 26, 2017

Difficult scramble – Ridge route from Kane book.  Took bike ~5 km to AB/BC border. Hike good trail to frozen lake then right around lake past/beneath  a rock wall, then angled up black dirt to ridge. Some trail.  Ridge was very loose in places and down was as hard as up as needed to concentrate. […]

Mount Bryant July 9, 2017

Trip wit Kevin P.  17.6 km and 975 m.  Very hot and dry and plenty of mosquitoes. Grind up broken rock from lake. Not much scree. Pics

The Turret July 1, 2017

Turret by bushwack Kane route direct from the Lake.  about 9-10 km RT  900m 4 hr up – all off trail bushwack and 3 hr down Pics  

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 […]

Opal North June 4, 2017

A few ways up to the ridge on this one. We followed the lower powerline south into the scrubby trees in the ditch until hit some blue flagging and the followed a steep trail straight up to the second powerline. Note there is trail coming in from south here – probably from picnic area which […]

Lady MacDonald May 22, 2017

RT  1250m, 11 km and 6.5 hours including breaks. First 950 m to paraglider ramp was 2hrs 20 min – the trail is much improved and 45 min for next 300 m to ridge. Very sunny and hot – sunburnt legs Pics