Hillcrest Mountain

May 3, 2021. A visit to Turtle Mountain’s less popular neighbour. Region: Crowsnest Pass. Traditional territory of the Blackfoot, Tsuu T’ina and Ktunaxa First Nations Distance: 6 km round-trip Total Ascent: 690 m Elevation of Objective: 2164 m Total Time: 3h 19m Safety and Disclaimer Hillcrest Mountain is featured in Nugara’s More Scrambles in the […]

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Livingstone South Peak

April 17, 2021. A ridge walk to a summit, featuring epic views of the Crowsnest Pass. Region: Crowsnest Pass. Traditional Territory of the Blackfoot, Tsuu T’ina and Ktunaxa First Nations Distance: 12.3 km round-trip Total Ascent: 1042 m Elevation of Objective: 2294 m Total Time: 5h 15m Safety and Disclaimer Livingstone South Peak is an […]

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Bear’s Hump

April 4, 2021. Waterton’s best short hike. Region: Waterton Lakes National Park. Traditional Territory of the Blackfoot, Tsuu T’ina, and Ktunaxa First Nations Distance: 1.4 km one-way Total Ascent: 230 m Elevation of Objective: 1540 m Time: 30-45 minute ascent (depending on how much boulder climbing you/your kids stop to do) Safety and Disclaimer Bear’s […]

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Crowsnest Ridge

March 13, 2021. A snowshoe trip to the top of a low ridge on the Continental Divide. Region: Crowsnest Pass. Traditional Territory of the Ktunaxa and Blackfoot First Nations Distance: 9.9 km round-trip to both the main and secondary summit Total Ascent: 594 m Elevation of Objective: 1893 m Total Time: 3h 46m (includes a […]

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Cameron Lake

January 29, 2021. A snowshoe trip to Waterton’s famous Cameron Lake via “Dipper” trail with some off-trail exploration. Region: Waterton Lakes National Park, Traditional Territory of the Blackfoot, Tsuu T’ina, and Ktunaxa First Nations Distance: 12 km round-trip Total Ascent: 210 m Elevation of Objective: 1660 m Total Time: 3h 52m Safety and Disclaimer Note […]

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Mount Galwey

October 2, 2020. Scrambling on one of Waterton’s most exciting and accessible peaks. Region: Waterton Lakes National Park. Traditional Territory of the Blackfoot, Tsuu T’ina and Ktunaxa First Nations Distance: 6 km round-trip Total Ascent: 960 m Elevation of Objective: 2367 m Total Time: 4h 2m Safety and Disclaimer The last time I climbed Mount […]

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Mount Tecumseh Attempt 2

September 26, 2020. My return to Mount Tecumseh, where I again turned back on the summit ridge – this time due to snow and ice. Safety and Disclaimer See my prior post for route details. Colleagues from work invited me along for this trip, so my return to the mountain was much sooner than I […]

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St. Eloi Mountain

September 11, 2020. Straightforward scrambling to a summit on the Continental Divide. Region: Castle Wilderness. Traditional territory of the Blackfoot, Tsuu T’ina, and Ktunaxa First Nations Distance: ~13.5 km round-trip (my 3 tracking programs varied wildly on this: 12.6 km, 13.3 km and 14.9 km) Total Ascent: 1414 m Elevation of Objective: 2500 m Total […]

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Mount Tecumseh Attempt

August 27, 2020. Late summer scrambling on the Alberta/BC border. Region: Crowsnest Pass. Traditional territory of the Blackfoot and Ktunaxa First Nations Elevation of Objective: 2549 m Total Ascent: 1500 m due to my wandering off course. Accounts of uncomplicated ascents put it at 1100-1200 m Distance: 16.1 km due to my wandering off course. […]

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Spread Eagle Mountain (Mount Roche)

August 23, 2020. A scramble to the summit of Spread Eagle Mountain and its impressive western outlier in the Castle Wilderness. Region: Castle Wilderness. Traditional territory of the Blackfoot, Tsuu T’ina, and Ktunaxa First Nations Distance: 17.8 km round trip (I estimate that omitting the outlier summit would shave about 2-3 km off that distance) […]

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