20160115: Winterstruck: 3 days in Jasper and Lake Louise

With no direct way home from work in west-central Alberta, I decided to ride the Thursday night bus into Jasper National Park and make my way home through the mountains. Parks Canada’s Jasper in January three-week long winter festival was in session in conjunction with Pyramid Lake Resort’s Winterstruck festival and the Lake Louise Ice Magic international ice … More 20160115: Winterstruck: 3 days in Jasper and Lake Louise

20151130: November Subzero! Bring on the snow and ice.

Aunt Helena, on visit from Toronto, lamented that there didn’t seem to be much to do in our mountains at this time of year. My jaw dropped. Are you kidding me?! Granted, you won’t find many (any) organized tours and some visitor centers will have closed, but hey, early winter in the mountains means that … More 20151130: November Subzero! Bring on the snow and ice.

20140418: Castleguard Mountain via Saskatchewan Glacier

Seven of us from K7 Climbing (Ray, Robert, Brandon, Mike, Jun, Morgan and me) decided to spend Easter long weekend on the glacier. The intent was to camp at the Big Bend parking lot Thursday night, head to base camp between Andromeda and Castleguard Friday, climb Andromeda Saturday and Castleguard Sunday combined with the 12k … More 20140418: Castleguard Mountain via Saskatchewan Glacier