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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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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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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Mount Glendowan

July 26, 2021. Waterton scrambling on a dusty, smoky day. Region: Waterton Lakes National Park. Traditional territory of the Ktunaxa, Tsuu T’ina, and Blackfoot First Nations Distance: 12.3 km round-trip Total Ascent: 1230 m Elevation of Objective: 2673 m Total Time: 7h 6m Safety and Disclaimer On the spur of the moment this week I […]

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Mount Edith

July 20, 2021. An excellent day of scrambling, tagging the 3 summits of Mount Edith. Region: Banff National Park. Traditional territory of the Tsuu T’ina, Stoney, Ktunaxa, and Blackfoot First Nations Distance: 15 km Total Ascent: 1350 m Elevation of Objective: 2554 m Total Time: 10h 30m Notes: My GPS went haywire where we lost […]

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Bertha Peak (South Ridge)

June 26, 2021. A straightforward Waterton scramble with great summit views. Region: Waterton Lakes National Park. Traditional territory of the Blackfoot, Tsuu T’ina, and Ktunaxa First Nations Distance: 15.5 km round-trip Total Ascent: 1200 m Elevation of Objective: 2450 m Total Time: 7h 15m Safety and Disclaimer I tried scrambling to the summit of Bertha […]

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Rainy Ridge and Middlepass Lakes

June 18, 2021. A bike and hike trip to a true hidden gem of the Southern Rockies. Region: Castle Wilderness. Traditional territory of the Ktunaxa, Tsuu T’ina, and Blackfoot First Nations Distance: 23.8 km round-trip Total Ascent: 1300 m Elevation of Objective: 2463 m Total Time: 6h 46m Safety and Disclaimer I decided to visit […]

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Mount Gladstone (via North Castle)

June 11, 2021. A bike & scramble featuring some great views but also some prolonged hiking off-trail in dense forest. Region: Castle Wilderness. Traditional territory of the Tssu T’ina, Ktunaxa, and Blackfoot First Nations Distance: 20.5 km round-trip Total Ascent: 1500 m (the route involves some gain/loss/gain of altitude) Elevation of Objective: 2453 m Time: […]

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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 For my first trip to Sentry Mountain, I decided to use the eastern […]

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