Tag Archives: Banff

No-seeum Aug 23 and Sept 1

Aug 23 – Good hike but turned back at lake by scare with an eye problem.  No big deal but was good to be sure. Sept 1 – Successful trip. Nice scramble and now there is a reasonable trail up … Continue reading

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Andomache – Molar glacier ski route – USE AT OWN RISK

  This gets done in spring with good coverage and solid avi conditions. Pics 1  

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Mount Joffre North Face Kananaskis Beta Pics East Ridge descent July 2014

  Beta Pics for Joffre North Face  Click on pics above for larger version. More pics at link below. Pics

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Mothers Day Buttress July 14, 2013

Drove through rain from Calgary to Scott Lake Hill and then started out to Louis but threatening cloud, cool weather and windy so did not want to commit to Louis so deceded to do Mothers Day Buttress 5.6. Great short … Continue reading

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Eisenhower Tower, Castle Mountain climb Banff

  Great alpine climb with Dave Salahub and Guides Mark Klassen and Mary Beth. Route was in good shape and day was a little cool which worked well for the approach and climbing. Will add more pics from Dave and … Continue reading

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Bow Hut Wapta Dec 21-22, 2012

Good 2 day trip on the shortest days of the year with Kevin, Wietse, Vern, Kelly and Steven.  Steven did great given that it was his second backcountry ski trip and his first time with a heavy pack on skis to … Continue reading

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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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