Panorama Ridge

It was a rare day for mid-October in the Rockies. Sunny and much warmer than average. Parks Canada closed the Moraine Lake Road on October 13th, so the possibility of cycling up to the lake, and having an iconic Canadian view all to myself was too great to pass up. While I was up there, […]

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Wenkchemna Pass

To follow up on my post for Heart Mountain on August 7th, the forecast for today was ‘sunny, becoming cloudy in the afternoon with a 30% chance of showers in the late afternoon, and early evening’. In actuality it was cloudy and dark as the inside of a cow when we left the parking lot […]

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Eiffel Peak

For my first venture above 10,000 ft this season I chose Eiffel Peak, Mount Temple’s Western neighbour. With the slow start to summer, and the persistent snowpack, I decided to bring an ice axe on this one, and would not have been able to reach the summit comfortably without it; the final 100m of elevation […]

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Sentinel Pass (revisited)

My family came in to Banff for the night from Winnipeg, Calgary and Victoria, and we took the opportunity to revisit what is possibly my favourite hike in the Rockies. Sentinel Pass is sure to wow anyone who has not spent a load of time in the mountains, and even tends to wow those that […]

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Mount Temple

Temple is the highest I will go for the project, 3543 M (11,624 FT).  This trip was great.  It started at Moraine Lake, and followed the trail to Sentinel Pass, where I have been three times this year, and every time the landscape changes.  Winter feels close, especially on the summit where less than zero […]

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