Category Archives: ski mountaineering

Twin Cairns Nov 11/2012

Good short ski trip with Wietse.  Ideal trip to start season.  On top in 3.5 hours. Snow good and supportive except sugary in spots on the ridge around the rocks.  Kept to lower angles and avoided windslab. Lots of snow on top … Continue reading

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Andromache Aug 19, 2012

Last minute decision to meet Kevin at Lake Louise Sunday morning and we were off to do plan “C” which turned out to be Andromache.  Went up Hector valley on trail – RH side of creek – and through rockband left … Continue reading

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Storm Mountain – Banff – Ski – May 11, 2012

After skiing Quartzite last weekend on a hard crust I was almost ready to put up the skis but noticed another cool rainy day with cold clearing trend was forecast for end of week –   Good overnight freeze of … Continue reading

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Quartzite Peak ski May 6, 2012

Spring skiing – Dave S had skied Ramp Peak the previous weekend and wanted to do Quartzite on Sunday because of the forecast freeze on Sat night.  Up early, meet Anders et al at Mosquito parking and skiing by just … Continue reading

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Baker/Peyto hut April 20/21, 2012 ski wapta icefield banff

Good trip into North end of Wapta icefield – Peyto Hut to do Baker. Went in by moraine route on climbers right side of canyon and out by canyon route.  On way in had to cross stream on rocks at … Continue reading

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Rhonda South April 9, 2012

Just got back from California – two weeks eating american sized portions and laying around at sea level and decide to do Rhonda with Kevin and Wietse.  It is about 24 km RT and about 1200 m elev gain.  Went … Continue reading

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Wapta Traverse ski April 28 to May1, 2011 Banff, Canada

Note marked route picture up Balfour ramp   Large version. Four day traverse from Bow Lake over the icefields to exit at West Louise Lodge on Highway 1.(Sherbrooke Lake exit) About 40 km and about 1500 m of elevation gain … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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