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August 3, 2022

Cornwell, Mount

In 2019, Phil Richards and I made our first foray up Baril Creek to the Fording River Pass area...
August 2, 2022

Bearskin Peak (Noseeum)

After a lengthy set of family vacations and over a month away from summer mountain adventures, I returned to...
July 11, 2022

Woodland Caribou – 2022 Canoe Trip – Leano Lake

Despite being a rather short trip at only 5 days, WCPP 2022 was memorable for many reasons. It's always...
July 1, 2022

Crypt Circuit (Boswell, Crypt, Vimy)

As someone who's done most of the peaks in Waterton I can confidently say that you'll be hard pressed...
June 25, 2022

Melanin Peak

Another great adventure up the Cascade fire road! There were many highlights to put this trip into a top...
June 11, 2022

Malloch, Mount

The south ridge descent offered full-on views up the Roaring Creek valley over the tiny falls to giants such...
June 11, 2022

Whimper Peak

Finally, around 4 hours from camp we found ourselves with no more elevation gain ahead and no obvious cairn...
June 10, 2022

Adventures at Trident Lake

I can’t stress enough how difficult biking up the series of OHV, horse trails and roads from Cutoff Creek...
June 3, 2022

Jägermeister Peak (+ Shunga-la-she)

My round trip time of 7.5 hours surprised me on this trip as I never felt rushed or like...
May 23, 2022

Finch & Canaria Peak

Standing on Sufi Peak a week ago, I was struck by the amount of fresh snow still sitting on...
May 14, 2022

Sufi Peak

Despite driving 7 hours to hike for under 6, I enjoyed my day out to the Hummingbird Creek area....
April 30, 2022

Mistaya Mountain

Swooping down the Peyto Glacier with views of giant snow covered peaks - every one of them a familiar...
April 24, 2022

Turquoise Peak (Hector Lake)

It felt really good to ski out along Hector Lake in t-shirts under a blue sky with a gentle,...
April 18, 2022

Diamond, The (Daedalus Ridge)

I enjoyed this early season hike mostly thanks to the great weather we had. Less snow would have been...
April 17, 2022

Storm Mountain – Ski Ascent

As the 3rd weekend of April 2022 approached I was more than a little keen to bag another peak...
March 5, 2022

Preacher, The

Holy buzzoly. Cripes on a cracker. Hot damn. How in the heck do I manage to forget the feelings...
February 26, 2022

Chick-a-Boom Ski Traverse

The chick-a-boom ski traverse is a classic for a reason. The views and positions along the entire route are...
February 12, 2022

Chapel Peak (Collesha)

It took me 8 years but on the 2nd weekend of February 2022 I finally managed to ski a...
January 29, 2022

Hector South Peak

Sitting at the bottom of the run in warm sunshine enjoying a coffee and chatting with friends reminded me...
January 22, 2022

Chesmill, Mount

It was most excellent to feel sun and wind on our faces in the alpine again, without feeling like...
November 11, 2021

Jap Mountain (Dogrib Ridge, Okazaki, Shikazi)

"Hiking directly into the brilliant morning sun was blinding but the views to our left over the Ya Ha...
October 8, 2021

Fortress South Outlier

As I wandered back along first the small Headwall Lakes trail and then the much larger Snowdrift trail to...
October 3, 2021

Highwood Peak

I enjoyed Highwood Peak about as much as I expected to. It's not the world's most attractive mountain and...