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Winter Roundup

I’m off to the bush this week but thought I would do a quick post of some winter adventures I was too lazy to write about this winter! Above: Back country skiing through small trees on Mt Jimmy Simpson. Above: … Continue reading

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Mt Rhondda

Above:  Traversing the expansive nothing on the roof of the Rockies. Made an attempt on Mt Rhondda, on the Wapta Icefields last week.  As usual, I went with my regular partner Randy and joining us was friends Nate and Marc. … Continue reading

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Assiniboine 60

One of the motivations for ultramarathon training  was to be able to do big objectives in the mountains.  With snow on the way and fine autumn conditions soon to fade, I wanted to put my training to the test in the … Continue reading

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Grizzly Ultra Marathon

Prologue. The Grizzly Ultra is 50km long with a vertical gain of 1700 vertical meters.  In layman’s terms its like running up and down a 10 story building every single kilometer for 50 kilometers.  To train for a race like … Continue reading

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Mt Temple

There are 54 mountains over 11,000 feet  in the Rockies.  Having done three of them now, I thought I ought to at least climb the “easiest” one.  At 11,627 feet, Mt Temple dominates the Lake Louise skyline and is one … Continue reading

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Journey to the Center of the Earth

With the smoke making it awful to be outside, I thought why not explore underground instead?  After making some calls and securing a caving guide, Suz and I ended up exploring underneath Grotto Mt just five minutes out of town. … Continue reading

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Hail Columbia!

I’ve been on more than  a dozen glaciers either climbing or traversing but there is one that stands apart that I’ve been waiting to explore.  The Columbia.  It’s big, hard to get at, surrounded by the biggest peaks in Canada and … Continue reading

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Mt Gordon

Of the many books by my bedside, Summits and Icefields by Chic Scott is one that I often flip through when I can’t sleep.  One of the pictures I always flip to is on page 126 with a view from … Continue reading

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Red Rocks/ Joshua Tree

Our anual spring migration this year was full of surprises.  We started by flying into Las Vegas with an overnight stay at the Egyptian themed Luxor Hotel.  I was surprised to discover it was hollow with rooms lining the inward … Continue reading

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Back from the North

My time up north this year was interesting.  My first job was doing some pipeline locating.  Our exploration project this year was at the oil sands project inside the Cold Lake Air Weapons Range.  Any big oil and gas project … Continue reading

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