Summiting mountains in some of the most spectacular scenery of Jasper (Whistlers, Indian Ridge) and Yoho (Whaleback, Pollinger, McArthur). 360 degrees of glaciers, waterfalls, and lakes. … More 20170803-07: High five to Peak Week!
David and I looked back at Victoria Peak, from whence we came. David laughed. “We went straight up the steepest part!!” I looked over at Oscar, who was grinning. Eh well. We’d purposely contoured around the mountain to find an easier path up than the normal route, because we were carrying two days worth of … More 20170726-27: Windswept and sunbaked (Castle Wilderness traverse to Waterton N.P.)
Taking in the tourist attractions from up high: Takakkaw Falls, Emerald Lake, the Burgess Shale UNESCO World Heritage Site. Yoho! … More 20170722: Superhero Saturday (Wapta Mountain, Yoho N.P.)
Lakes, waterfalls, snow and ice, summer blooms, 250 million year old coral fossil, and grizzlies. What more could a backcountry enthusiast possibly ask for? … More 20170714-16: Hidden lakes 2 (Mount Cordonnier, Interlakes Kananaskis)
What better way to celebrate summer than in a national park! Steep half day hike for unparalleled views of Consolation Lakes and Moraine Lake. … More Canada Day at Moraine Lake (Tower of Babel)
There were so many flowers it was nearly impossible not to step on them. We stared down at the rock garden as we ascended, finding moths mating among the fossils. Rock snapped under our boots and crumbled in our hands as we made our way along the long ridgeline. … More 20170625: Rock Garden (Compression Ridge, Kananaskis)
As I fell over the edge the group lost sight of me. I felt my body gathering speed and saw rocks tumbling by in my line of sight. It seemed like a very long time and I braced myself for an explosion of pain and, frankly, an exit from this world. … More 20161113: Mt. Haig broke my spine (Castle Wilderness)