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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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Blanket Glacier Feb 25 – Feb 28, 2012

  Annual Trip to Blanket Glacier Chalet in the Monashees. Twenty-first time! Heli in/out to hut – backcountry ski trip.  Great deep powder snow. My Polar Bears are 96 mm underfoot and felt like I could have used another 10 mm … Continue reading

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Paradise Valley Ski Jan 2/2012

Fairly flat trip but mostly avi risk free excursion with Wietse and Vern.  In the trees most of the way and in the shade until close to the end of the valley. High point on trail in 30 to 40 min- … Continue reading

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Purple Bowl – ski Dec 16/2011 Wolverine ridge lake louise

    Leisurely AT trip into Purple bowl –  beside Lake Louise with Clayton.  See Chic’s Ski Trails Book – Skied up to above Temple lodge(45 min).  Took Skoki summer trail which is 70m uphill from winter XC ski trail.  Follow … Continue reading

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Kiwetinok,Pollinger, McAthur,Isolated and Whaleback – Yoho

Tore myself away from work for a great two day trip with Dow into the Little Yoho.  Hut was booked so we just took bivy sacks and stayed at campground. Weather was fantastic – hardly saw a cloud. Great in … 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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Healy Pass Feb 5/2011

Note full size pic in Pics Headed out with Scott and Wietse to do Circuit – Healy Pass to Egypt Lake and out by Red Earth Creek trail. New snow/trail breaking slowed us down a bit and no tracks beyond … Continue reading

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Ski Healy Creek -Simpson pass to Sunshine 2011

Dec 30 Wietse and I decided to do Chic Scott’s trip in reverse. Note all pics are Wietse’s – Thanks. I had unsuccessfully looked for this route before so I was not sure of the down route and thought it … Continue reading

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Wawa ridge Dec 11, 2010

Tromp up Sunshine ski out with Wietse. These are all Wietse’s pics – Thanks Went to right side of Wolverine chair and then up green run to top of Wawa chair.  Went out the backcountry gate and followed some old trail … Continue reading

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