Mount Sparrowhawk Camping and Night Hike

Location: Alberta, Canada Participants: Jimmy Quigley, Patrick Latter Time: 12 Hours Weather: 7°C - 20°C Elevation Gain: 1350m Max Elevation: 3120m Start Time: 8:30pm Directions Head out of Canmore on the Smith-Dorrien/Spray Lakes road. Continue on the unpaved Spray lakes road for about 27-28km until you see the Sparrowhawk Picnic area. Gear Hiking Boots Food [...]

By | 2017-06-07T13:00:23+00:00 July 26th, 2013|Overnight Hikes|49 Comments

Grizzly Peak

Location: Alberta, Canada Participants: Marko Pribilovic, Mat Glessing, Con Sweatman, Jake, Jeremy Stroman, Jeff Trudel, Patrick Latter Time: 5 Hours Weather: +10°C Directions Park on Highway 40 at Ripple Creek located just south of Grizzly Creek (about 4.4km North of the winter gates at Peter Lougheed Provincial Park). Trail start and follows the north side [...]

By | 2017-06-07T12:56:57+00:00 June 23rd, 2013|Day Hikes|55 Comments

Grotto Mountain

Location: Alberta, Canada Participants: Jimmy Quigley, Patrick Latter Time: 7 Hours Weather: -10°C Directions From Calgary take the Trans-Canada Highway to Canmore. There follow signs to The Alpine Club of Canada. More road detail to follow. Check in with the folks at the ACC before parking in the Clubhouse parking lot. The space is limited [...]

By | 2017-06-07T12:57:04+00:00 March 27th, 2013|Day Hikes|64 Comments

Prairie Mountain

Location: Alberta, Canada Participants: Jeremy Stroman, Cory van der Linden, Tony, Patrick Latter Time: 5 Hours Elevation Gain: 726m Weather: -5 °C Directions 22 km west of Bragg Creek, you can turn off highway 66 at the Elbow Falls Parking lot. Park on the North side of the road on the shoulder at the winter [...]

By | 2017-06-07T12:57:10+00:00 March 26th, 2013|Day Hikes|77 Comments

Burstall Pass

Participants: Jeff Trudel, Jimmy Quigley, Patrick Latter Date: Jan 27, 2013 Distance: 10km Time: 6 Hours Weather: -8 °C (17.6 °F) Directions Drive south from Canmore on Spray Lakes road for about 45km. There will be turn off for 'Burstall' and a large parking lot. Gear Snow Shoes Food Water Warm ski jacket Warm fleece Warm [...]

By | 2017-06-07T12:57:15+00:00 January 30th, 2013|Day Hikes|109 Comments

Mount Yamnuska

Attempt Date: January 19, 2013 Participants: Jeremy Stroman, Cory van der Linden, Patrick Latter Distance: 7.9 km Elevation Gain: 960m Max Elevation: 2230m Time: 7 Hours Weather: -5ºC (23ºF) Directions From Calgary head west on highway 1 and then take exit 114 to highway 1X, after 3.5km turn right onto Highway 1A. The turn off [...]

By | 2017-06-07T12:57:22+00:00 January 22nd, 2013|Day Hikes|132 Comments

Athabasca Glacier

Participants: Sarah, McLean, Patrick Latter Time: 2 hours Weather: -15.0 °C  Directions From Lake Louise, take the Icefields Parkway 1 hour north, to the Athabasca Glacier. Gear Snowshoes Food Water Warm ski jacket Warm fleece Warm socks (or 2 layers of socks) Toque Thermal underwear Snow-pants or gaiters Gloves Story The Athabasca Glacier is one of the six principal 'toes' [...]

By | 2017-06-07T12:57:27+00:00 January 16th, 2013|Day Hikes|0 Comments

Mount Sparrowhawk

Attempt date: October 8th, 2012 Start time: 8:30am Completion time: 8 hours Elevation gain: 1350m (4429 ft) Elevation above sea level: 3121m (10239 ft) Participants:  Marko Pribilovic (Moderately Hungover), Jimmy Quigley (Moderately Hungover), Con Sweatman, Patrick Latter Directions Take the road out of Canmore towards the Nordic centre, continue past the Grassi Lakes and the Goat Creek day use [...]

By | 2017-06-07T12:58:08+00:00 October 10th, 2012|Day Hikes|286 Comments

Mount Lady MacDonald

Attempt date: September 22nd, 2012 Start time: 7:10am Completion time: 6 hours Elevation gain: 1200m (3,937 ft) Participants:  Sarah Mclean, Patrick Latter Directions From the Canmore centre drive on the 1A south to Elk Run Boulevard and turn left. There will be a paved parking lot on your left; park here. Gear Food Water Warm fleece Hiking [...]

By | 2017-06-07T12:58:04+00:00 September 23rd, 2012|Day Hikes|261 Comments