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!
Was looking for a weekday run; that’s how Folding Mountain came onto my radar. Every time I drove into Jasper N.P. from Hinton I’d be looking for the mountain. Which one is it, I’d wonder while looking out the window at the ridges to the East. … More 20170803: Wet evening on Folding Mountain, Hinton
A half day family hike in the Canadian Rockies foothills subalpine meadows; carpets of wildflowers in June… Simply sublime. … More 20170617: Wildflower Insanity (West Ridge, Highwood)
Since we’d be in Banff for the Banff Film Fest closing awards anyway D and I decided to do a local peak and just see how far we’d get in the amount of time we had. We were thinking it’d be a chilly cloudy day, and it certainly started that way, but ended up quite … More 20161106: Looking down on Banff from Mt. Norquay
Bourgeau Lake is a popular hike, understandably so. It’s close to the town of Banff. The trail’s wide and packed and non-technical. There’s impressive waterfalls, views across the valley of the dramatic Sawback Range, colourful alpine flowers, and the reward of the blue-green gem of a lake set into the glacially-carved amphitheatre. It’s so popular … More 20160612: The full Bourgeau in summer snow
I’ve only been doing short stuff in the mountains lately. Just concentrating on other things, despite the above-average high temps this winter and clear sunny days. A while back I did Ha-Ling with G from the scrambling club (as a Plan B when our Kootenays trip got cancelled due to snowfall warnings), and he was … More 20160320: Mt. Yamnuska Sunrise
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