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January 21, 2018

Kent Ridge, South Peak

I was getting a bit antsy after spending too much time in the concrete jungle for the past few...
December 16, 2017

Quartz Hill (+Ridge)

Quartz Hill has been on my radar ever since I first skied the Sunshine Meadows way back in 2007...
December 13, 2017

Alone with the Night Sky – Astrophotography

I have a bit of a thing for meteors for some reason, and I've tried capturing photos of them...
November 11, 2017

Fallen Peak (Sheep Meadow)

Already on the ascent to the south ridge of Kink Peak, my eyes were turning towards the surprisingly impressive...
November 11, 2017

Ghost (Kink) Peak

I wasn't totally feeling it when Dr. Phil contacted me regarding a possible scramble for the Remembrance Day weekend,...
October 28, 2017

Patterson’s Peak

After grunting my way up Serendipity Peak, I didn't linger long in the fierce winds at the summit but...
October 28, 2017

Serendipity Peak

After several weekends in a row of very low motivation, I finally felt the call of the mountains again...
October 6, 2017

Castle Rock Peak

With the upcoming Thanksgiving long weekend and some unexpected days off work beforehand, I was looking to take advantage...
September 29, 2017

Pipestone Mountain + Tower

After approaching and ascending Cyclone Mountain the day before, Phil and I woke up to a frosty but clear...
September 28, 2017

Cyclone Mountain

Over the years, Dr. Phil and I had been eyeing up a couple of easy ascents, rising over the...
September 27, 2017

Odlum Ridge

On Wednesday, September 27 2017 I was joined by Trevor Boyce for an easy hike and traverse of Odlum...
September 25, 2017

Eagle Mountain (Goat’s Eye)

Summit Elevation (m): 2820Trip Date: Monday, September 25, 2017Elevation Gain (m): 1700Round Trip Time (hr): 7.5Total Trip Distance (km): 15Quick ‘n Dirty Rating:...
September 25, 2017

Howard Douglas, Mount

As I started my annual week off in late September 2017, I didn't know what I was in the...
September 23, 2017

Consummation Peak

After a long outing the week before to the Egypt Lakes area and a somewhat gloomy weather forecast, I...
September 16, 2017

Sugarloaf Mountain (The Sphinx)

After completing the long approach trek up Healy Pass and then Whistling Pass and the subsequent ascent of Lesser...
September 16, 2017

Pharaoh Peak, Lesser

With larch season comes great responsibility for the Rockies hikers, scramblers and photographers. The responsibility comes from having two...
September 10, 2017

Lougheed I, Mount

On Sunday, September 10th I joined Cornelius Rott for a jaunt up a Kananaskis peak that's been on my...
September 2, 2017

OXO Peak (Puzzle)

On Saturday, September 02, 2017 I completed one of the most dangerous mountain ascents of my life and was...
August 27, 2017

King Edward, Mount

Despite the odds that seemed to be stacked against us, and lingering doubts, Ben and I finally completed our...
August 20, 2017

Lyautey, Mount

I first spotted the impressive hulk of Mount Lyautey in 2006 from an ascent of Mount Putnik as part...
August 18, 2017

Ogden, Mount

Ever since I first read about Mount Ogden (likely from Nugara a decade ago), it's been on my endless...
August 12, 2017

Conical Peak

8.5 hours after leaving the car along highway 93, Phil and I were finally done with Quill Peak and...
August 12, 2017

Quill Peak (+ Porcupine)

I was feeling quite ill the week of August 7th 2017. I'd probably been on one too many long...