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June 20, 2018

Morrison, Mount

Ever since skiing Mount Turner (Morrison's slightly higher neighbor to the north) in April of 2017 my stoke for...
June 17, 2018

Packenham Junior

Since we were camping in the area over the weekend of June 15, I decided I might as well...
A great view looking back near the split in Buller Creek towards Buller Creek Peak.
June 9, 2018

Buller Creek (Pass) Peak

After a sublime day on Mount Denny the day before, I was not keen on sitting out the rest...
June 8, 2018

Denny, Mount

Mount Denny is no exception to the list of summits I've desired for many years already. I first heard...
June 2, 2018

Ochre Spring Peak

Saturday, June 2 2018 was looking like a mixed bag of Spring weather. Phil and I decided to play...
May 27, 2018

Lightning Peak (Bolt)

Wietse, Phil, Calvin and I took advantage of yet another great May weather forecast on Sunday, May 27th 2018...
May 25, 2018

Orient Point

On a very warm Friday, May 25, 2018, I finally got to ascend a front-range peak in the Ghost...
May 19, 2018

Porcupine Loop, The (Ridge, Tower, Crown, Boundary, Midday, Midnight)

On Saturday, May 19, 2018, Wietse and I finally completed a nice front range hiking / scrambling loop that...
May 13, 2018

Wasootch Ridge

Summit Elevation (m): 2310Trip Date: Sunday, May 13, 2018Elevation Gain (m): 850Round Trip Time (hr): 7Total Trip Distance (km): 15.5Quick ‘n Dirty Rating:...
May 12, 2018

Cougar Peak (Canmore)

On Saturday, May 12 2018, Wietse and I managed to summit a peak that's been on my to-do list...
May 6, 2018

Stony Ridge (StonyCat)

Hanneke had a rare opportunity to join me for a hike on Sunday, May 6th 2018 so I figured...
May 4, 2018

Lusk Ridge (Hunchback Hills)

Summit Elevation (m): 2066Trip Date: Friday, May 4, 2018Elevation Gain (m): 1050Round Trip Time (hr): 8.5Total Trip Distance (km): 22.5Quick ‘n Dirty Rating:...
May 2, 2018

Mann, Mount (The Battleship)

The weather during the work week (of course) has been gorgeous so far in late April and early May...
Summit of Hell's Ridge
April 28, 2018

Hell’s Ridge

After completing a very pleasant scramble / hike on Etherington-Baril Ridge I stupidly decided that I should cap off...
April 28, 2018

Etherington-Baril Ridge (Three Cairns)

Saturday, April 28 2018 was forecast to be summer time in Alberta! After a bitterly long and cold winter,...
April 26, 2018

Rhondda, Mount

Most of my Wapta summits have had brilliant blue skies and views to die for. Mount Rhondda was not...
April 22, 2018

Jack & Jill Hill

Since it was a gorgeous day and it only took me approximately 2 hours to bag my first summit...
April 22, 2018

Death’s Head (Mesa Butte)

Summit Elevation (m): 1738Trip Date: Sunday, April 22, 2018Elevation Gain (m): 370Round Trip Time (hr): 2Total Trip Distance (km): 7.2Quick ‘n Dirty Rating:...
April 19, 2018

Exshaw Mountain

You know it's been a long winter when Phil and I go up a treed bump with no summit...
Views from Anklebiter Ridge
April 14, 2018

Anklebiter Ridge (+Bluemat Hill)

It had been a while since Phil and I had gotten up to anything and when plans for a...
March 11, 2018

East Ridge of Panorama Ridge

After skiing to the summit of Mount Field the day before, I was ready to enjoy another perfect winter...
This is the crux slope and should be taken seriously. We had a soft slab that wasn't too reactive but on descent I did trigger a small sluff in the gully at left.
March 10, 2018

Field, Mount

Finally on March 10 of 2018 I managed to ski a peak that's been on my hit-list for many...
February 23, 2018

Travel and Muse in Cuba

For our 20th wedding anniversary, Hanneke and I decided that a trip to Cuba was the perfect way to celebrate this...