Play day! Crowfoot Mountain north peak, picnics in the sun, posing with strange rock formations, Bow Falls, and in general just meandering around.
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.
Taking in the tourist attractions from up high: Takakkaw Falls, Emerald Lake, the Burgess Shale UNESCO World Heritage Site. Yoho!
There were so many flowers it was nearly impossible not to step on them. We stared down at the rock garden as we ascended, finding moths mating among the fossils. Rock snapped under our boots and crumbled in our hands as we made our way along the long ridgeline.
As I fell over the edge the group lost sight of me. I felt my body gathering speed and saw rocks tumbling by in my line of sight. It seemed like a very long time and I braced myself for an explosion of pain and, frankly, an exit from this world.
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... Continue Reading →
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... Continue Reading →
"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... Continue Reading →
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... Continue Reading →