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July 5, 2020

Shanks, Mount

I can't really say enough positive things about the Mount Shanks scramble via the route we took. What's not...
July 3, 2020

Gibraltar Mountain

I recommend this outing for fit parties who like to keep moving and can handle some moderate to upper...
July 3, 2020

Mist Ridge

I highly recommend this hike for fit hikers who don't mind putting in some work for excellent views.
June 26, 2020

Red Man Mountain

Sometimes you have to test your limits and that is never going to be comfortable. We learned something about...
June 26, 2020

Soderholm, Mount

Mount Soderholm is already a classic in my books. How can it not be? The unexpected trail, the perfect...
June 21, 2020

Baril Peak

Baril Peak far exceeded my expectations both for the scrambling and for the remote feel and "discovery" of the...
June 19, 2020

White, Mount & “Grouse Peak”

The numbers don't really matter but in the end this was a day that will not soon be matched...
June 14, 2020

Glasgow North & Garriochmill Peak

I had a lot more fun on this easy traverse than I expected. Highly recommended as a less popular...
June 10, 2020

Haunted Peak

Haunted Peak was a great way to start our 2020 hiking and scrambling season! We both joked that apparently...
June 6, 2020

Shunda Mountain (Baldy Fire Lookout)

I highly recommend this small hike for its big views and easy ascent but be ready for a steep...
June 6, 2020

Coliseum Mountain

I highly recommend Coliseum Mountain for any hiker that is in the Nordegg area. This easy mountain hike is...
June 3, 2020

Swany’s | Îyarhe Îpan | Quirk Ridge

I highly recommend this quick and scenic trip for an after work or half day outing. It took me...
May 30, 2020

Proctor, Mount (+ Planner Peak)

It felt great to be back on a normal scramble again, a much different feeling than all the front...
May 28, 2020

Long Prairie | Pine | Macabee Ridge

I recommend this loop for a lazy weekend afternoon when you realize that you want to get off your...
May 24, 2020

Carbondale Hill (Lookout)

Would I recommend my route on Carbondale Hill? Yes and no. If you want to try a north approach...
May 24, 2020

Cherry Hill

Cherry Hill is not destined to be one of the greats. But it's a thing with a high point...
May 24, 2020

Ginger & Maverick Hill

IMHO there is much value in a peaceful front range solo rambles where the mind is free to wander...
May 23, 2020

Carry | John Ware | Muley | Forked Ridge

Honestly this set of 4 "summits" was a nice day out (better than sitting on the couch) but it...
May 17, 2020

Chimney Rock

I recommend this hike for people looking for a front range hike with a bit of scrambling and some...
May 16, 2020

Piitaistakis | The Dog | Livingstone South | Morin Peak

I highly recommend this four peak day for early season scramblers. The trick is finding the right balance between...
May 9, 2020

Hearts | Spades | Clubs | Diamonds | Poker

Wietse and I agreed that despite initial misgivings on these small "nothing" objectives, they did sport some pretty sweet...
May 5, 2020

Black Mountain

I enjoyed Black Mountain as a short, easy hike with very interesting landscapes and natural features. I highly recommend...
May 2, 2020

Iron Ridge

I highly recommend Iron Ridge for anyone short on time but wanting great views of the Crowsnest Pass area.