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!
Taking in the tourist attractions from up high: Takakkaw Falls, Emerald Lake, the Burgess Shale UNESCO World Heritage Site. Yoho! … More 20170722: Superhero Saturday (Wapta Mountain, Yoho N.P.)
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. … More 20170625: Rock Garden (Compression Ridge, Kananaskis)
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. … More 20161113: Mt. Haig broke my spine (Castle Wilderness)
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
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)
“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