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Baofeng UV-5R VHF/UHF Radios for Backcountry Ski Use March, 2020

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Diana Lake Feb 28 to March 2, 2020 Backcountry Ski Cabin Trip

Backcountry ski trip to Diana Lake Lodge https://dianalake.ca/ https://www.facebook.com/dianalakelodge/ https://www.instagram.com/dianalakelodge/ In to cabin on Friday and out on Monday. Some very good snow and skiing. Cabin has been upgraded and was very good for our group with 6 in the cabin … Continue reading

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Sunshine Landing Jan 25, 2020 AT Ski trip

AT ski trip to Sunshine landing with Dave S. Skied up ski out. about 2 hours. and then another 2 or 2.5 hrs to top. 900 m and 16 km? Some up and down but stayed mostly along a ridge … Continue reading

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Top 10 Mountains Every Calgarian Should Know, Canadian Rockies, Banff, Lake Louise, Canmore, Calgary

      UPDATE- Added a dozen Most Significant Mountains in Area Top 13 Mountains Every Calgarian Should Know –  Your friends or relatives have arrived and you want to show them the mountains.  Or you take a family drive … Continue reading

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Shunga-la-she, September 13, 2019 Sheep Prov Park, Kananaskis

Good scramble with Dave S, Kevin P, Roy and John. About 13.5 km and 1100 m 8 hours.  Got wet and snowed on at top but cleared on way down. Went by bridge and good trail just past bridge up … Continue reading

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Wasatch Peak, Banff Lake Louise September 3, 2019

Good hike/scramble with Kevin P. 19 km and 980 m about 8 hours. really blocky above the col but found a better scree dirt gully to come down. Pics

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Twin Towers behind Heart, Aug 29, 2019

  Afternoon excursion with Kevin P. Bypassed downclimb after Grant MacEwan on East side of ridge but poor sidehilling with very little trail. Not recommended. Went back up downclimb which was difficult to low 5th class so stiffer than remember. … Continue reading

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Mount Burke and Burke North Loop, August 24, 2019 Kananaskis

Mount Burke is 970 m and loop with Burke North is 1100 m and 12.6 km. Some moderate down scrambling to get off Burke and along ridge.  Some easy/moderate scrambling to get up buttress to gain summit of Burke North. … Continue reading

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Ha Ling August 15, 2019 Canmore

New trail is quite good. Good but crowded. Longer but lower angle. Lots of new rock steps/staircases and then several sets of suspended wooden stairs at treeline where the trail always eroded. It is designed for heavy use so that is … Continue reading

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Evan Thomas attempt July 13, 2019

  1420 m 4 hrs up Too much snow on ridge. Pics

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