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August 16, 2023

Puma Peak (Palliser)

It was incredible to exit that huge south face of Puma Peak, knowing the route not only went -...
August 15, 2023

Wardle, Mount (Fuhrer Route)

What a great little scramble! Mount Wardle felt much easier than I expected but not in a bad way....
August 13, 2023

Cuthead Peak

Cuthead Peak was a very good outing for many reasons. The campout with a cheery fire and good company,...
August 5, 2023

Skye Peak (Beauty Creek, Wilcox Lake)

A whopping 9.5 hours later we finally reached hwy #93 and hiked the last 500 meters to an extremely...
August 4, 2023

Struan, Wurzburg & Andover (Beauty Creek)

On July 27, 1893 while scouting a new pass to the Athabasca, Rockies explorer Arthur P. Coleman and his...
July 30, 2023

Fuhrer, Mount

Wietse and I had originally planned to ascend Mount Heinrich as part of a two day exploratory excursion up...
July 29, 2023

Siffleur Mountain

I don't like to admit it, but there's a unique thrill to opening a Rick Collier summit register 20...
July 26, 2023

Elch Peak (Stud, GR851-335)

Descending the braided horse trails down the Ya Ha Tinda meadows in late afternoon lighting brought back many pleasant...
July 14, 2023

Screed Peak (GR796–032)

I highly recommend this peak for anyone who's traveling the area and has a half day on their hands....
July 8, 2023

“HH89” (Totem, GR831-380) Peak

The first thing I noticed while standing on the 2904m summit of the remote and rarely ascended Forbidden Peak...
July 1, 2023

Cutoff Peak

This will be one of those early summer trips that sticks with me for a while. I highly recommend...
June 30, 2023

Forbidden Peak

I couldn’t believe I was standing on top of Forbidden Peak - only 7 hours from the truck! Phil’s...
June 25, 2023

Trap Peak (Lineham Creek, EH70)

This was one of those days that is pretty much perfect. What more do you need than a relatively...
June 23, 2023

Windsor Mountain (Castle Peak)

I'm not 100% sure when I first spotted either Castle Peak or Windsor Mountain but it must have been...
June 1, 2023

Woodland Caribou – 2023 Canoe Trip – Johnson Lake

Another epic journey into the heart of Woodland Caribou Provincial Park in NW Ontario, Canada. This time Hanneke -...
May 20, 2023

Abraham, Little

Despite the light bushwhacking and unofficial status of this peak, Little Abraham was a surprise for both Wietse and...
May 20, 2023

Tessa Peak & Landslide Ridge

I highly recommend this easy hike to anyone with half a day on their hands and some energy in...
May 13, 2023

Gates of the David Thompson

Wietse and I took advantage of a dry spring to ascend this small peak between Mount Wilson and Cline...
March 31, 2023

Temple, Little

On Monday, April 21 2014 I joined Steven Song for an alpine ski tour up Little Temple in Lake...
February 18, 2023

Poltergeist Peak

What a day! Thanks to Jay and Sara for putting up with a "less-than-100-percent" me and thanks to Jay...
February 13, 2023

Welcome to Explor8ion!

Welcome to explor8ion! I hope that my adventures can inspire you to complete your own - whether they are...
November 25, 2022

Backcountry Gear for Dummies

There's a lot to be said on the topic of backcountry gear after 25 years of tripping. I want...
October 16, 2022

Barrier to Gable Mountain Traverse

What a day! I can't think of a more appropriate or better way to end the main 2022 summer...