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Blanket Feb 22 to 26th, 2019

My 26th time and not my best showing.  Definitely felt the lack of skiing from missing all last year due to shoulder surgery and no hockey for 3.5 years(used to play 3 x week.)  Lower snow year and much colder than normal so not as much fun or motivation. Conditions were still good so did […]

Sunshine AT ski – Wawa Dec 15, 2018

High avi hazard so just did SSV New skis and bindings – but skied like any stiff Volkl ski – maybe a bit light. 2 hrs 20 to base Wawa and 3 hrs to top trees ~ 800 m Carried all the backcountry gear and weight including 2 L water which slowed me down a […]

Little Lougheed Dec 8, 2018

Exercise workout. 5.8 km RT 795 m About 3 hours up 270 m/hr Bypass boulder field in trees on left on way down at about 1960 m and then cut back right to rejoin trail at 1820 m. Pics 

Hornecker October 14, 2018

  7.3 km  535 m 4.5 hrs 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 […]

Prairie Mtn Feb 25, 2018

Microspikes up and down. Packed snow Edge of the clouds – some sun and cold wind at top 7 km RT 714 m and 2:50 hrs Off Beta blocker – back to higher HR – 156 Max, most 130-148 Legs not as heavy – getting better O2. Better pace.

McLean Hill Feb 10, 2018

Walk road then snowshoe up various trails and microspikes down. About 10 kmRT and 420m with drops and regain. Thought we followed Daffern route but not sure. About 4 hrs RT

Lyon Mtn/Hill Dec 30, 2017

Cold period over Christmas and Doc says no skiing this season so hiking. Snowing, -29C and windchill(-40C)  No much margin for error Walked but snowshoes would have worked – maybe better. Raf was on skis but not much base. 150m and 1 – 2 km?  short and fun. Breakfast in Bragg Creek. Pics    are […]

Blanket Glacier Ski Trip Mar 3-7, 2017

Annual back country powder trip.(25th time) Snowed for three days so skied trees  – pollux, monster and christmas and no pics. Skied 800 to 1300 m per day. Great snow but Monday was exceptional as snow had dried out from cold Sunday night. Great feeling to be in the groove again – exceptional powder, great […]