The approach to Mount Cheops’ west ridge (Facile, Class 2) involves following the Balu Pass trail from behind the Rogers Pass visitor’s centre to its end, then some route finding through pleasant forest to the base of the west ridge. The Balu Pass trail had either not been a priority, or had been closed due […]Read more "Mount Cheops"
While I have been spoiled over the past two months, living in Canmore and scrambling in the Rockies, it was a special treat for me to head to Rogers Pass and Glacier National Park this weekend. I have done a good deal of hiking in the birthplace of North American mountaineering (including the Perley Rock, […]Read more "Avalanche Mountain"
Having been to Glacier Park a number of times, I have hiked nearly every trail, and scrambled some of the peaks on the South side of the Trans-Canada Highway. This time around, the Hermit Trail, on the North side of the road, just East of the visitor centre was the destination. The main reason for […]Read more "Hermit Trail"
Taking a much needed break from the Rocky Mountains, I spent two nights camping in Glacier National Park, on the divide between the Selkirk and Purcell mountain ranges. I had hiked the trail to Perley Rock in August of 2006, and remember it as one of the top three all time hikes that I have […]Read more "Perley Rock"