Tag Archives: snow

Mount Stevens Columbia Valley June 5, 2020

Hike scramble near Cranbrook with Kevin P and Gary H. Some snow near tree line and along summit ridge. About 11.6 km and 1370 m in 8 hours including time waiting while guys did Teepee. Pics

Posted in hike, scramble | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in hike, scramble, winter scramble | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in backcountry ski, Equipment, Mountain Biking, rock climb, scramble, ski mountaineering, skiing, winter scramble | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in backcountry ski, hut, ski mountaineering, skiing, trip | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

SSV – downhill Feb 17, 2020

Solid day with Wietse. Legs felt good. Mostly sunny day but a little cool. Forecast was overcast and flurries. Lots of runs.  22 or so.

Posted in skiing, training | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in hike, training, winter scramble | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in alpine climb, hike, scramble, Travel Information | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Mount Odlum Kananaskis July 1, 2019

July 1, scramble with Dave, Wietse, and Kevin K. Nugara scramble – went up and down alternate descent as gully/ramp route to North looked too snowy and too much loose scree with big boulders. The alternate descent was an excellent … Continue reading

Posted in scramble | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Mount Field, Yoho Park June 25, 2019 Crux

Mount Field Yoho Park About 1400 m total and 17.6 km RT. 5 hrs up for me and 3 down We parked at Field info center and went across the road and found good well used shortcut trail (on grassy … Continue reading

Posted in scramble | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sulphur Mountain, Banff June 1, 2019

Smoke has been an issue so picked this based on smoke maps, rain on gondola cams and recent report on FB. Worked great as no smoke and great day. Arrived early ~ 830 so parking fine. About 670 m to … Continue reading

Posted in scramble | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment