Seven of us got off the couches and onto the Sofa. It’s D’s birthday and he chose to celebrate it on a Sofa Mountain, so-named by Kootenai Brown in 1865 after its cirque that appears to form the seat of a sofa: “Coming down from the mountain, where we got our first glimpse of the buffalo, we … More 20160416: Sofa Mountain (Waterton)
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
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.
Given how early in the season it is I’m surprised at how many people are on the shuttle this morning. (Assiniboine Lodge 29km down the trail only opened their doors for the 2014 season two days ago!) But, sunshine meadows is considered world class hiking, and for good reason. Proximity! 20 minutes drive from Banff. … More 20140629: Sunshine Meadows (Banff)
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
5 am start meant we were already in B.C. and on the mountain shortly after sunrise. Brandon, Mike, Jun, Bert and me. Youtube video of our trip. 8.8km, 7hours 18 minutes.