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August 22, 2018

Junction Mountain (Pyriform Traverse)

After the easy (hot and lengthy) scramble to the summit of Pyriform Mountain and its fly-covered summit cairn, Wietse...
August 22, 2018

Pyriform Mountain

Wietse and I found ourselves with a day off mid-week on August 22, 2018 and decided we should probably...
August 17, 2018

Tilted Mountain

After a couple of very long and full days spent on a 5th recorded ascent of Mount McConnell, deep...
August 16, 2018

McConnell, Mount

Mount McConnell is one of those peaks that got onto my mountain list somehow and just stayed hovering somewhere...
The views past The Fang and over the Molar Meadows are worth making the false summit on the ridge. My exit down to NMP at far right here.
August 13, 2018

Fang, The

I somehow convinced Hanneke to join me at least to North Molar Pass and we set out on a...
August 4, 2018

Woodland Caribou – 2018 Canoe Trip Solo – Onnie Lake

Day 6 was the last day of the group trip and the first day of my solo effort. It...
July 30, 2018

Woodland Caribou – 2018 Canoe Trip – Adventure Lake

As usual for WCPP over the past few trips, all of our pre-planning kind of went out the window...
July 21, 2018

Byng, Mount

After a ~900m descent from our Alcantara / Brussilof bivy, I was feeling pretty bagged for some reason. I...
July 20, 2018

Alcantara, Mount

There really wasn't a choice, was there? After a successful, and fun, ascent of Mount Brussilof we almost had to take advantage of...
July 20, 2018

Brussilof, Mount

Somehow, despite planning a trip into the Lyell Icefield to climb the last of the Lyells (IV) that I...
Great positions on the ridge with views to knock you off your feet (which would kill you)! Fisher Peak at left.
July 15, 2018

Potts, Mount

After scrambling Silverhorn Mountain solo on Friday the 13th of July and going to Canmore for supper with Phil...
Another small drop before the final slopes to the summit with Peyto Lake showing up at right.
July 13, 2018

Silverhorn Mountain

Long before Andrew Nugara made Silverhorn Mountain much more popular than previously with his new guidebook, I'd been interested...
July 8, 2018

Nestor Peak

Summit Elevation (m): 2965Trip Date: Sunday, July 8, 2018Elevation Gain (m): 2400Round Trip Time (hr): 18Total Trip Distance (km): 42Reference Trip: Police MeadowsQuick...
July 7, 2018

Simpson Peak

As we were ascending Simpson Ridge to the NW of Simpson Peak, we kept looking for possible routes that...
July 7, 2018

Police Meadow & Cabins

For years now I've wondered what the Police Meadows were like. There isn't very much written about this place...
July 7, 2018

Simpson Ridge (Mount Edmonton)

As of July 2018, Simpson Ridge had been on Phil and my peak hit list for more than a...
The two lovely tarns sit just east of the Quartz (L) and Fatigue (R) col.
June 30, 2018

Little Fatigue

While standing on many of the peaks lining the Sunshine Meadows area in Banff National Park, one's eyes are...
The outlier at right now with "Little" Fatigue in clouds at left.
June 29, 2018

Fatigue Mountain

For some reason, Fatigue Mountain had been on my radar for many years by the time 2018 rolled around....
Very dramatic scenery as we continue to navigate the ridge to Fatigue Pass after the storm.
June 29, 2018

Golden Mountain (Fatigue Pass)

After successfully completing my second ascent of the diminutive Citadel Peak (with it's not-so-small views), Phil and I returned...
Looking past the eastern cliffs of Citadel towards Golden Mountain (L) and an outlier of Nub Peak at distant right.
June 29, 2018

Citadel Peak

On a beautiful sunny, wintry May 1, 2011 I was joined by Raf and Mel on a ski trip...
Phil exits the SE gully to the south ridge with stunning views opening up all around us. Birdwood at left with Warre and Vavasour at center-right.
June 24, 2018

Currie, Mount

After our trip up Mount Morrison and Owl Peak earlier in the week, Phil and I had been thinking...
Phil scrambles along the summit ridge of Cross Ridge with Mount Currie rising to the left. Warre and Vavasour in between in the distance here.
June 24, 2018

Cross Ridge (Lake, White Man Pass)

As we traversed to the summit of Mount Currie, my eyes were immediately drawn to a distinctive ridge running...
Nice easy rambling along the summit ridge with clouds slowly building but only adding to the views.
June 20, 2018

Owl Peak (+ Ridge)

After being only the 6th summit party in the last 31 years to stand on Mount Morrison's summit, Phil...