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February 24, 2019

Helena Ridge East

After missing out on a gorgeous day on Family day, I was absolutely determined to try something (anything!) on...
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January 27, 2019

How many 11,000er’s are there?

While browsing the web I recently came across a four part series on the topic of the 11,000 foot...
January 12, 2019

Little Copper (Gibbon Pass Peak)

Since my last ill-fated trip with Dr. Phil in an ill-advised November 2018 attempt of Stenton Peak with an...
In the Claw Creek Canyon.
October 27, 2018

Astral Peak

Astral Peak has been on my radar for many years now, ever since climbing Devils Head in 2012 and...
Looking back over a shoulder on the ridge.
October 21, 2018

Cory, Mount

I very rarely repeat mountains. Very, very rarely. I just don't see the point. The name of my web...
Incredible views back down from the cliffs.
October 20, 2018

Chimper Peak

After the crappiest September on record, I knew we'd likely get some good weather in October. Sure enough! After...
October 6, 2018

Nameless (Eagle) Ridge

Summit Elevation (m): 2485Trip Date: Saturday, October 6, 2018Elevation Gain (m): 650Round Trip Time (hr): 4Total Trip Distance (km): 6.5Quick ‘n Dirty Rating:...
October 1, 2018

Willoughby Peak (Ironstone Lookout)

I was feeling let down by the dismal September weather and with one last day off before going back...
September 26, 2018

Red Argillite Peaks (Rainy Traverse)

Phil and I weren't sure where "RA" Peak actually was! After returning from the summit of Jake Smith Peak,...
September 26, 2018

Jake Smith Peak (Rainy Traverse)

From the summit of Three Lakes Ridge we had a choice to make. Despite the gorgeous weather Phil and...
September 26, 2018

Three Lakes Ridge (Rainy Traverse)

After approaching the Middlepass Lakes and scrambling up Rainy Ridge it was time to traverse towards the creatively named,...
September 26, 2018

Rainy Ridge (Rainy Traverse)

A day after ascending close to 1800 vertical meters and biking / hiking and scrambling almost 30km up and...
September 25, 2018

McLaren, Mount

Whenever I looked into the Mount Coulthard scramble, I always ended up wondering why nobody seemed willing to combine...
September 25, 2018

Coulthard, Mount

September 2018 was not the best ending to a hiking and scrambling season that I've ever had - not...
September 8, 2018

Gass, Mount

After a great bivy at the lovely Lyall Tarn, Wietse and I awoke at around 06:00 to an extremely...
September 7, 2018

Lyall, Mount (Feuz)

After our ascent of Beehive Mountain, Wietse, Phil and I started a delightful traverse across brightly colored alpine meadows...
September 7, 2018

Beehive Mountain

Once our original plans fell through for the weekend of September 7-9 (thanks to forest fire smoke), Phil Richards,...
September 1, 2018

Red Deer River – Content to Tolman Bridge

I spent 2.5 days over the 2018 September long weekend on a canoe trip with two brothers-in-law (Mike and...
August 30, 2018

Epic Tower (Townsend Traverse)

After approaching and scrambling Mount Townsend, I descended its slabby summit block and down the only obvious break through...
August 30, 2018

Mythic Tower, Little (Townsend Traverse)

The only "peak" remaining along the ridge after scrambling up Mount Townsend, Epic Tower and Mythic Towerwas about as...
August 30, 2018

Mythic Tower (Townsend Traverse)

After the easy to moderate ascents of both Mount Townsend and Epic Tower, I turned my attention towards the...
August 30, 2018

Townsend, Mount (Traverse)

My first good look at Mount Townsend was from Cougar Peak earlier in 2018 upon reaching its summit after...
August 25, 2018

Grizzly Ridge

After bailing on my original plans for the weekend thanks to an unstable weather forecast, I was sitting at...