20160812: Mount Temple’s epic vistas (Moraine Lake, Banff)

Mount Temple lies on the Divide, with Valley of the Ten Peaks on the south and Paradise Valley on the north. Before going, review Parks Canada’s “Guide to Scrambling Mount Temple” available online. Don’t let its popularity fool you; Temple is a big mountain that owns the highest number of fatalities of any of the … More 20160812: Mount Temple’s epic vistas (Moraine Lake, Banff)

20160528: Midnight Peak to Tiara, or When adventure becomes ordeal

“I heard u got chased by a bear and u fell into a canyon”, my brother messaged. Um, yeah … Not really. Funny how rumors start. I was driving out to meet up with J and K when I realized, I left the map at home. The car clock was showing 5:53AM, not enough time … More 20160528: Midnight Peak to Tiara, or When adventure becomes ordeal

20151018: Mount Shark Shows its Teeth (Smith-Dorrien)

Mount Shark shows its teeth if you stay close to the ridge. The scrambling is sometimes difficult and exposed, but routefinding is simplified because of the well-worked trails. Yet avoiding the difficult sections to do a moderate scramble requires psychic routefinding. It’s hard to discern where you’ll encounter difficulties, or the best way to avoid … More 20151018: Mount Shark Shows its Teeth (Smith-Dorrien)

20101010: Thanksgiving on Ehagay Nakoda and Big Sister (Canmore)

Pretty sure it’s happened to everyone at least once, right? Taking the wrong drainage, I mean. After some ‘exploring’ in the dark and early morning my brother, my scrambling partner, and I came up onto Ehagay Nakoda, that big mass of mountain that encompasses the well known peaks like Ha-Ling, Lawrence Grassi, and Ship’s Prow. … More 20101010: Thanksgiving on Ehagay Nakoda and Big Sister (Canmore)

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