Daly 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 […]

Abbot Pass ACC Hut Lake O’Hara 2016

    More pics – gully approach and hut interior   (from a trip in 2007) Scramble trip – Yukness, Wiwaxy and overnight at hut

Little Yoho Aug 30, 2015 Mt. Kerr

  A easy 1350 m 32 km RT jaunt into the Little Yoho to do Mt Kerr. Rained on us most of way in and up to the pass and then snowed/blizzard on Kerr. Great exercise and fun?!   pics

Cathedral July 20 2013

  Great climb with Wietse. Walk 4 km on road and bring runners/sandles for stream crossing. Good to have gps track and follow trail up through trees to above tree line. Some ice showing on glacier and snow was a bit soft but went well and beat out the weather.   pics at Cathedral Wietse’s […]

Emerald Peak by Emerald Slide Path Ski, Feb 10, 2013

Emerald Peak by Emerald Slide path. Sunday feb 10.  Cooling trend and some new snow, moderate avi based mainly on wind slab so we thought we would bag this.  Good choice as the upper half was very good skiing. All photos are coutesy of Vern or Raff since I left my camera on the charger. […]

Kiwetinok,Pollinger, McAthur,Isolated and Whaleback – Yoho

Tore myself away from work for a great two day trip with Dow into the Little Yoho.  Hut was booked so we just took bivy sacks and stayed at campground. Weather was fantastic – hardly saw a cloud. Great in depth conversations on wide variety of topics. First day into campground, drop gear and then went […]

Burgess and Walcott

  We really did steal a day weather wise as we had good weather and even some sun and yet we drove back through rain at LL and Banff.  Nice to get both peaks and these are really two different scrambles. Walcott (North peak) is listed as an Easy scramble but the scree gully is […]

Niles Aug 8/09

Great trip with Wietse and Kevin. Good views but for the haze. Long walk – 24 km – 1350 m – 9 hrs RT Very good trail to Niles meadow and also up East side of valley to base of Niles.  Best/fastest to use drainage gully directly to Niles up and down and best to […]