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November 11, 2019

Sibbald Five, The

An easy ramble along a number of front range foothills with some surprising views and a lot of unsurprising...
October 31, 2019

Praise for the Weekend Warrior!

Kudos to the MANY weekend warrior hacks like myself who may not exude much "stoke" but we definitely DO...
October 20, 2019

Wind Ridge

With snow blanketing the Rockies pretty early in the Fall of 2019, it's been difficult to find worthwhile objectives...
October 6, 2019

Skoki Lakes (Packers Pass Peak)

I knew I was overdoing it when making plans for Sunday October 6th 2019. I tried to recruit a...
September 24, 2019

Stenton & Carrot Peak

As I tossed and turned in the pitch black night, I found myself wondering (and not for the first...
September 23, 2019

Sunshine Meadows (Rock Isle Lake)

Trip Date: Monday, September 23 2019 Round Trip Time (hr): 4.5 Total Elevation Gain (m): 750 Total Trip Distance (km):...
September 22, 2019

Scarab Peak

An unbelievable smorgasbord of bubbling brooks, golden larches, high passes, rushing streams, waterfalls, glistening alpine lakes, hidden routes, ancient...
September 21, 2019

Lillian, Mount

A quick, fun, moderate scramble up Mount Lillian over Buller Pass in Kananaskis Country during larch season, somewhat tempered...
September 15, 2019

Ostracized (Crow) Peak & Sentry Mountain

After spending just under 4 hours to the summit of Phillipps Peak earlier in the day, it felt a...
September 15, 2019

Phillipps Peak

I highly enjoyed and highly recommend Phillipps Peak for scramblers looking for a short and somewhat challenging scramble in...
September 7, 2019

Pulsatilla Mountain

A long awaited journey to the summit of the highest peak in the huge Castle Mountain massif with views...
September 5, 2019

Clearwater Mountain

Honestly, I'm not sure what I was expecting from our day on Clearwater Mountain but in the end it...
September 3, 2019

Dip Slope Mountain

People might wonder what the big deal is for me and these silly peaks that few people are even...
September 3, 2019

Deluc Mountain (The Three Brothers)

A long awaited journey up one of Banff's more remote and hard to access mountains.
September 2, 2019

Exploration in the Heart the Park

A 3.5 day journey into the heart of Banff National Park triangulated by the Pipestone, Clearwater and Siffleur Rivers.
August 31, 2019

McGladrey & Pengelly, Mount

Summit Elevation (m): 2758, 2560 Trip Date: Saturday, August 31, 2019 Round Trip Time (hr): 9 Elevation Gain (m):...
August 28, 2019

Arete Peak

Arete Peak has been on my radar for a while now. When I ended up with a midweek day...
August 24, 2019

Tombstone Mountain & Boot Hill

When the dust finally settled on our Saturday plans it was Wietse, Cornelius, Richard, Trevor and I leaving the...
August 17, 2019

Minnow Peak (Fish Lakes)

Obviously this is an unofficial summit but I don't care about that sort of thing anymore. I expected some...
August 14, 2019

Top Hat Peak to Emerald Peak Traverse

From the col we looked up at the obvious "boulder gully". We put on our helmets as it looked...
August 8, 2019

Minster Mountain (Mount Harlan)

Was it really possible that the mountain was so often ascended yet we could find no trip reports other...
July 13, 2019

Woodland Caribou – 2019 Canoe Trip – Johnson Lake

As Kaycie and I lay in our tent on the first morning of our 15 day canoe trip in...
June 30, 2019

Condor Peak

After biking, hiking and scrambling for many hours and many kilometers in the past 28 hours or so it...