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Purple Bowl – ski Dec 16/2011 Wolverine ridge lake louise

    Leisurely AT trip into Purple bowl –  beside Lake Louise with Clayton.  See Chic’s Ski Trails Book – Skied up to above Temple lodge(45 min).  Took Skoki summer trail which is 70m uphill from winter XC ski trail.  Follow trail for .4 km then took a cutline which goes up to right off the […]

Blanket Feb27 to March 1, 2011

Annual trip into the Blanket Glacier Chalet which is SW of Revelsoke in the Monashees. Snowing for most of the time so was skiing in the trees.  The alpine – above tree line was wind affected and slabby so we avoided it and any large open areas.  I had a bruised hip from hockey and […]

Blanket Glacier Monashees Feb27-March 2, 2010

Annual heli in backcountry ski – alpine touring trip to the Blanket Glacier area in the Monashees SW of Revelstoke. Big area with lots of above and below tree line skiing.  First two days were mostly cloud and scattered snow so we skied low  or in the trees but got up high to the Vortex […]

Burstall Pass Peak Sat Jan 23/2010

I had trouble motivating myself to do Burstall pass yet again given the low cloud and snow in Calgary but I needed to get out and do something so I joined up with a group of young friends on a last minute whim.  The weather cleared up and was calmer than any time I have […]

Little Temple – Dave Salahub’s 500th Ascent – Nov 30/09

Dave Salahub – 500 Ascents in 33 years(1976 to 2009)   A long time friend of mine – Dave Salahub e-mailed about skiing Little Temple by way of Lake Annette in Paradise valley.  Good snow coverage in Lake Louise area this year so sounded interesting.   Dave, Dan Roulston and Brian Hunter and I followed old […]

Ski Sled for Camping Trips Nov09

Winter camping always involves carrying a lot of extra gear.  I have seen a lot of stuff on sleds and pulks but the simplest idea I have seen is these crazy carpet sleds. This is version # 1 this winter(09) and expext to update with modifications and improvements.  Can Tire Carpet is $3 and weighs nothing so easy cheap […]

Cornwall Ski Reconaissance Trip

   Succesfully summiting is all about conditions and timing, so I have learned to enjoy whatever experience comes because I usually cannot cherry pick days. Over the years Kevin and I have dragged each other on a variety of ill conceived “Expeditions To No-where” because we take whatever days we can. So with somewhat low […]

Fossil May 3/09

Park at fish creek park lot and ski up Lake Louise ski out past Temple lodge. Then skied in on the lower Skoki trail which is a snowmobile track – (versus the higher summer trail), to Deception pass and then booted up the ridge on Fossil Mountain.  Used my light weight cross country gear –  […]

Mount Thompson – March 12/09

Added some pictures of one day ascent of Mount Thompson. About 1200 m total elevation gain and about 24 km RT of ski and climb. Pictures are here Mount Thompson  – use fullscreen slideshow- use appearance settings to get high res and move comments, etc to the bottom. Wietse’s Pictures from same trip. Vern’s Pictures and writeup

Blanket Glacier Monashees March 2009

Added some pictures on 4 day trip to Blanket Glacier Chalet in the Monashees southWest of Revelstoke. More pics to come. Pics are here – use full screen slideshow. Blanket Glacier March 09 Note older Blanket glacier pictures and links under ski trips tab at top.