Anderson Peak and Lost Mountain

August 6, 2022. Visiting a pair of summits near Waterton’s Red Rock Canyon. Region: Waterton Lakes National Park. Traditional territory of the Blackfoot, Tsuu T’ina and Ktunaxa First Nations Distance: 18.2 km round trip Total Ascent: 1325 m Elevation of Objective: 2692 m (Anderson Peak), 2513 m (Lost Mountain) Total Time: 7h 16m Safety and […]

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Mount Sparrowhawk

August 3, 2022. Straightforward scrambling to above 3100 metres. Region: Kananaskis Country. Traditional territory of the Stoney, Tsuu T’ina, and Blackfoot First Nations Distance: 10.8 km round trip Total Ascent: 1410 m Elevation of Objective: 3151 m Total Time: 5h 18m Safety and Disclaimer My smoke-free 2022 hiking season came to an end with this […]

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Laughing Falls

August 1, 2022. Fun family hiking along the Yoho River. Region: Yoho National Park. Traditional territory of the Ktunaxa, Stoney, and Blackfoot First Nations Distance: 11.4 km round-trip Total Ascent: Approximately 200 m Total Time: 3h 20m Safety and Disclaimer The family and I paid another visit to Takakkaw Falls this summer. Last time we […]

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Mount Chester

July 31, 2022. Scrambling a K-country 3000’er next to a hugely popular lake. Region: Kananaskis Country. Traditional territory of the Stoney, Tsuu T’ina, and Blackfoot First Nations Distance: 13.5 km round trip Total Ascent: 1140 m Elevation of Objective: 3054 m (the official summit elevation, my apps gave wildly different readings) Total Time: 5h 8m […]

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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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