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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Crowsnest Mountain

August 13, 2021. A fantastic scramble to the summit of one of Southern Alberta’s iconic mountains. Region: Crowsnest Pass. Traditional territory of the Ktunaxa, Tsuu T’ina, and Blackfoot First Nations Distance: 8.6 km Elevation Gain: 1101 m Elevation of Objective: 2783 m Total Time: 4h 14m Safety and Disclaimer I first climbed Crowsnest Mountain about […]

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Miner’s Path

June 14, 2021. A pleasant walk leading to a small waterfall. Perfect for kids on a hot day. Region: Crowsnest Pass. Traditional territory of the Ktunaxa, Tsuu T’ina, and Blackfoot First Nations Distance: 2 km round-trip Total Ascent: 50 m Safety and Disclaimer There seems to be decent information out there about which hikes to […]

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Sentry Mountain

June 2, 2021. The easy scrambling route to a popular summit in the Crowsnest Pass. Region: Crowsnest Pass. Traditional territory of the Ktunaxa and Blackfoot First Nations Distance: 11 km Total Ascent: 1155 m Elevation of Objective: 2420 m Time: 4h 43m Safety and Disclaimer For my first trip to Sentry Mountain, I decided to […]

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Turtle Mountain South Summit

May 14, 2021. An extension beyond the end of the popular Turtle Mountain North Summit trail, scrambling to the south (true) summit. Region: Crowsnest Pass. Traditional territory of the of the Blackfoot, Tsuu T’ina, and Ktunaxa First Nations Distance: 1.2 km one-way from the north summit Total Ascent: 200 m (requires some loss and regain […]

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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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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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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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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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