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Grotto Mountain Scramble May 19, 2018

  Grotto  Up 1250 m in 4 hrs on ACC route to first summit (312 m/hr) but ran low on time. 8.5 km RT Summit 1400 m gain.(Kuz tagged it) Down 1250 m in under 2 hours. Pics

Baldy North – Kananaskis May 6

  Baldy North – got going late so hot and legs  tired from skiing sat. 755 m – 5.3 km, 2.5 hrs up. Dry all the way, ridge to South looked snowy, downclimb still wet. Baldy South to west ridge looked very snowy. Pics

Doorjamb April 26, 2018

  Doorjamb after work Thursday. 1.5 hrs up to top crux. Some snow in trees but rock slabs dry. Left groove at crux was wet. 550 m 4.2 km RT Pics

Prairie Mountain April 11, 2018

    Beautiful evening jaunt up prairie after work on one of the nice days. Microspikes essential up and down -freezing by 8pm in shade. Winter just will not give up. Did some easy XC ski and snowshoeing around  at shaganappi golf course on one of the snowy days (sunday 8th) Did Vents ridge with […]

Prairie Mountain Mar 21, 2018

Wed after work with Kevin and Wietse – warm and sunny. Lots of people – maybe 30. Microspikes up and down just went to top of trees due to time spent on dog search. Mud up from road until in trees. Ran into two girls who had lost dog and spent lots of time looking […]

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