Tag Archives: Kananaskis

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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Rainy Ridge Summit Hike Nov 29, 2020

Dog walk with Toffee, Kevin and Mable. Interesting short hike with some rocky section along ridge. Warm and sunny at top although in shade in trees. Snowy in places and microspikes were helpful. About 400 m + 30-40 m regain … Continue reading

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Allsmoke mountain Hike November 2, 2020

Hike with Dave, Roy and Kevin Muddy drive in but good hike. 16 km and 800 m RT Pictures

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Ranger Hill Oct 13, 2020

Fun hike in the snow with Kevin, Dave and the dogs. 450 m and 12? km. Pictures

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Exshaw Mountain Loop May 8, 2020

Parked at school park lot and went across new bridge and over to trailhead, Dry to summit in 1 hr 15 min from car and then decided to do loop which involved slow post holing to waist in the rain/sleet … Continue reading

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Prairie Mountain, Bragg Creek, Kananaskis Dec 21, 2019

  Snowy foggy day but terrible roads and high avi hazard so a good day to do prairie mtn.  Ran into many people we knew from past trips and the internet. Snow was wet and sticky and some balling issues … 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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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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