20160612: The full Bourgeau in summer snow

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

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

20150701-Lake Louise Triple Header: Piran, Whyte, Niblock

Thought I’d get back into things “gently” by summiting 3 mountains in one day. Joined 3 others from K7 Climbing on what was dubbed the Lake Louise Triple Header: Mount St. Piran, Mount Whyte, and Mount Niblock. Hiking up the path from the Lake Louise parking lot we arrived on the Piran summit, hot and sweaty. Alright, … More 20150701-Lake Louise Triple Header: Piran, Whyte, Niblock

20140704: Midnight Peak (Kananaskis)

Midnight Peak. The name is intriguing. Romantic or sinister, depending on your point of view. Today I wanted something on the easy side; I’m supposed to do Mount Niles tomorrow, (update: it ended up being cancelled due to snow conditions). So I RSVP’d to climb Midnight with the Calgary Outdoor Recreation Association (Stephane, Mark, Deborah, and Maggie. … More 20140704: Midnight Peak (Kananaskis)