Wapta Traverse

I wanted to go on an expedition of sorts. I had some exposure to backcountry skiing but it was just a taste. A simple day outing, skinning up one of the many passes along the Icefields parkway. We’d always find ourselves fireside by the day’s end though in a hostel somewhere, which was a lot … More Wapta Traverse

The Long, Long Weekend

Elevation: 3,371m (Diadem) and 3,363m (Edith Cavell) Location: Columbia Icefields & Jasper National Park Climbing Partners: Matt Southcott, Brad Hartwick & Peter   Chapter 1: Snow Soup It was the long weekend, and Matt and I planned to take full advantage by heading out on an ambitious plan to tackle three 11,000 footers over the span … More The Long, Long Weekend

Mt Dungarvan

Elevation: 2,566 m Location: Waterton Lakes National Park, AB Climbing Partners: Luke Booker & Matt Southcott According to peakfinder.com, Dungarvan is an Irish term for a “rough and broken mountain”. I read this now as I begin to write my account of our scramble up to its peak and think back to the gorgeous day on … More Mt Dungarvan

Cascade Mountain

Elevation: 2,998 m Location: Vermilion Range, Banff AB Climbing Partner: Nathan Korpal  Short story, as this will mainly be a photo blog, but Meg and I were in Banff AB for our good friends wedding. Making a weekend of it we met up with some other friends and decided to try the scramble up Cascade Mountain. Many … More Cascade Mountain