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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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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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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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 Rowe (via Northeast Ridge)

August 7, 2021. A relatively quick scramble to a summit overlooking the beautiful Rowe Lakes. Region: Waterton Lakes National Park. Traditional territory of the Ktnuaxa, Tsuu T’ina and Blackfoot First Nations Distance: 16 km round-trip Total Ascent: 918 m Elevation of Objective: 2466 m Total Time: 5h 6m Safety and Disclaimer As the smoky summer […]

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