Tag Archives: backcountry

Turbine Canyon and Campground Backpack Aug 5-6, 2022

Just went to Turbine campground and canyon. About 34 km RT but note in addition to gain 100 m from Interlakes trailhead to Forks you gain and lose about 250 m. From Forks to Turbine gain 500 m to highpoint … Continue reading

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Ribbon Falls and Lake Hike July 16, 2022

Hike for RMA fundraiser with Kuz, Stu, Rod, Vien and Pingo 23 km and 950 m Good hike to Falls so took everyone up the chains to the Lake. Chain section has been upgraded to easier rebar steps in a … Continue reading

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Chester Lake Jan 9, 2021 Backcountry Ski

An introductory ski trip for a beginner. Played in some trees/glades towards Galatea ridge. About 450 m and 8 km. Pictures

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

  Baofeng UV-5R VHF/UHF Radios for Backcountry use(Should get Ham Radio licence) Obtained my Ham radio license in 2019 decided to review some Baofeng radios for my friends. I have both UV-5R’s and UV-5R 8 Watts. Serious radio guys view … Continue reading

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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

     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 and your kids are asking.  It helps to know some … 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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