Hawkins Horseshoe Part 1: Aahkoinimaiistak (Mount Blakiston)

July 24, 2022. An amazing high level ridge walk, starting off with a visit to Waterton’s tallest summit. Region: Waterton Lakes National Park. Traditional Territory of the Blackfoot, Tsuu T’ina, and Ktunaxa First Nations. Distance: 24 km loop Total Ascent: 2200 m Elevation of Objective: 2910 m (Aahkoinimaiisták/Blakiston), 2607 m ( Mount Hawkins), 2728 m […]

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Festubert Mountain via Mount Rowe

July 16, 2022. A long ridge walk between two summits on the Continental Divide. Region: Waterton Lakes National Park. Traditional Territory of the Blackfoot, Tsuu T’ina and Ktunaxa First Nations Distance: 32 km round-trip Total Ascent: Approximately 2000 m due to repeated altitude loss/gain on the outward and return journey Elevation of Objective: 2522 m […]

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Tombstone Mountain & Boot Hill

July 9, 2022. A long day out tagging two peaks just west of the Alberta/BC border. Region: Castle Wilderness. Traditional Territory of the Blackfoot, Tsuu T’ina, and Ktunaxa First Nations Distance: 22.5 km round-trip Total Ascent: 2100 m (different apps gave different results, the high end was 2300 m) Elevation of Objective: 2499 m (Boot […]

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Mount Fisher

June 30, 2022. Scrambling to the summit of an iconic peak in Southeast British Columbia. Region: Fort Steele, British Columbia. Traditional territory of the Ktunaxa First Nation. Distance: 9 km round-trip Elevation Gain: 1345 m Elevation of Objective: 2843 m Total Time: 9h 30m Safety and Disclaimer Mount Fisher is a striking peak in Southeast […]

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Mount Proctor

June 29, 2022. A race against inclement weather to the top of one of Fernie’s best known mountains. Region: Fernie, British Columbia. Traditional territory of the Ktunaxa First Nation Distance: 19.7 km loop Elevation Gain: 1401 m Elevation of Objective: 2391 m Total Time: 7h 6m Safety and Disclaimer For my first hike in the […]

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Sofa Moutain (Northeast Ridge)

June 25, 2022. Fun scrambling and a ridge walk with unique views of Waterton and Glacier National Parks. Region: Waterton Lakes National Park. Traditional territory of the Blackfoot, Tsuu T’ina and Ktunaxa First Nations Distance: 14.3 km round-trip Total Ascent: 1036 m Elevation of Objective: 2515 m Total Time: 6h 54m Safety and Disclaimer Sofa […]

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Drywood to Loaf Mountain Traverse

June 18, 2022. A scenic long-distance ridge walk in the Castle Wilderness. Region: Castle Wilderness. Traditional territory of the Blackfoot, Tsuu T’ina, and Ktunaxa First Nations Distance: 30.4 km loop Total Ascent: 2127 m – there is substantial and repeated loss and regain of altitude along the route Elevation of Objective: 2634 m (the summit […]

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Middle Sister

June 11, 2022. A laborious approach and uphill slog leading to amazing views high above Canmore. Region: Canmore/Bow Valley. Traditional territory of the Stoney, Tsuu T’ina, Ktunaxa, Blackfoot, and Michif Piyii Metis First Nations Distance: 18.3 km round-trip Total Elevation Gain: 1410 meters Elevation of Objective: 2764 meters Total Time: 10h 25m Safety and Disclaimer […]

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