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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Rimwall Summit

June 10, 2022. A short scramble to great views of the Spray Lakes area. Region: Kananaskis Country. Traditional territory of the Stoney, Tsuu T’ina, and Blackfoot First Nations Distance: 7.7 km round-trip Elevation Gain: 1000 m Elevation of Objective: 2657 m (Kane’s guidebook puts it at 2680 m) Total Time: 5h 14m Safety and Disclaimer […]

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Ironstone Lookout (Willoughby Peak)

June 6, 2022. A straightforward hike to a fire lookout. Region: Crowsnest Pass. Traditional territory of the Ktunaxa, Tsuu T’ina, and Blackfoot First Nations Distance: 12 km round-trip Total Ascent: 550 meters Elevation of Objective: 2079 meters Total Time: 3h 30m Safety and Disclaimer The snow melt is a month or more behind schedule as […]

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Forum Ridge

March 19, 2022. Steep snowshoeing to expansive views above Cameron Lake. Region: Waterton Lakes National Park. Traditional territory of the Blackfoot, Ktunaxa, and Tsuu T’ina First Nations Distance: 10.7 km round-trip Total Ascent: 615 m Elevation of Objective: 2207 m Total Time: 4h 7m Safety and Disclaimer For the last day of winter 2022 I […]

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Ruby Ridge

October 19, 2021. Straightforward scrambling to magnificent views of Waterton’s two tallest mountains. Region: Waterton Lakes National Park. Traditional territory of the Blackfoot, Ktunaxa, and Tsuu T’ina First Nations Distance: 10.5 km round-trip Total Ascent: 1168 m* Elevation of Objective: 2438 m Total Time: 5h 0m Safety and Disclaimer *The net elevation change is only […]

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Barnaby Ridge

September 24, 2021. A spectacular autumn scramble and ridge walk in the Castle Wilderness. Region: Castle Wilderness. Traditional territory of Tsuu T’ina, Ktunaxa, and Blackfoot First Nations Distance: 19.9 km round-trip Total Ascent: 1712 m (there is substantial gain/loss/gain of altitude along the ridge, which is then repeated on the return trip) Elevation of Objective: […]

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Mount Coulthard

August 29, 2021. A scramble in the Crowsnest Pass featuring 3 summits, an outlier, and the debris from a plane crash. Region: Crowsnest Pass. Traditional territory of the Tsuu T’ina, Ktunaxa, and Blackfoot First Nations Distance: 22.9 km round-trip Total Ascent: 1493 m Elevation of Objective: 2640 m Total Time: 6h 50m Safety and Disclaimer […]

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