Mount Baldy

As the weather shaped up to be even hotter than yesterday, I decided to do something nearby and quick. Mount Baldy, near Barrier Lake in Kananaskis fit the bill. A moderate scramble with some exposure on an exciting ridge offers enough entertainment, but the round trip only took me 3 hours and 45 minutes. I […]

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Mount Bell

I had decided to scramble up Mount Sparrowhawk. After checking the forecast however, I opted for Mount Bell since there are a number of lakes along the route and it was going to be very hot. There is some dispute on which approach is best for Bell, the Taylor Lake approach as described in Alan […]

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Mount Cory

After a halt for two hours during the most intense heat, we again started and crossed over a low point of rocks, close to the river, where we entered the second great valley, which is of magnificent proportions. Along the eastern side runs a wall of vertical beds, of light grey limestone, the serrated edges […]

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Grizzly Peak

Following yesterday’s big outing up Storm Mountain in Kootenay, I wanted to just sleep all day. The weather forecast however was too good to pass up, so I met my knees halfway and opted for a short and easy scramble up Grizzly Peak in Kananaskis. Grizzly Peak is an unofficial name for an otherwise nameless […]

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Storm Mountain

I was drawn to this route in Alan Kane’s Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies as it was described as being easier in the early season for two reasons. Firstly, the vegetation is less problematic through the Vermillion Pass burn (a massive fire occurred here in 1968, which has left its mark on the landscape up till today), and […]

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