East End of Rundle

Attempt date: February 25, 2012 (unsuccessful)
Participants:  Jimmy Quigley, Patrick Latter

Weather conditions at base

Temperature

Minimum Temperature: -13.0 °C
Mean Temperature: -7.6 °C
Maximum Temperature -2.0 °C

Pressure and Dew Point

Mean Sea Level Pressure: 100.54 kPa
Mean Dew Point: -9.9 °C

Wind Speed and Gusts

Mean Wind Speed: 18.33 kmh
Maximum Sustained Wind Speed: 16.90 kmh
Maximum Wind Gust: 46.30 kmh

Directions

From Canmore follow the directions in town towards the ‘Nordic Center‘. Continue on around the reservoir and dam until you reach the ‘Goat Creek‘ trailhead parking lot. This is the same parking lot you would use for ‘Ha Ling Peak‘. Once parked, walk back up the road towards the town a few hundred meters and you will see some telephone poles on your left; begin your climb here.

Gear

  • Food
  • Water
  • Warm ski jacket
  • Warm fleece
  • Winter Hiking boots
  • Warm socks (or 2 layers of socks)
  • Goggles (extremely helpful once you break the tree line)
  • Poles
  • Toque
  • Neck/face warmer
  • Thermal underwear
  • Snow-pants or gaiters
  • 2 layers of gloves
  • Hand warmers

Ascent 

With the recent snowfall, the trail was not visible from the road, so we just started up from where we could best remember. We had done this particular hike a few times before so it wasn’t long before we across the trail. Despite the cold temperatures, we had to start shedding layers as there was little wind in trees. Viability gradually worsened as we climbed until we broke through the tree line and visibility dropped to just 40 or 50 meters. With the decreased visibility came much higher winds and we decided to stop and cover our faces and eyes the best we could. Jimmy’s eyes literally started to freeze shut; the wind was cold.

We did our best to follow the ridge up the right hand side, hoping to see the large rock formation that comes just before the summit.

At this point we were starting to lose motivation as visibility was so low.  We were having trouble determining how much further it was to the top. We decided to stop in a somewhat sheltered area of the ridge and have some food and water.

After a bite to eat we packed up and made the decision that we would head back down after taking some pictures. We trekked up a maybe another 100 meters or so as we took pictures along the way.

Just then, the peak of the mountain finally came into view.

We were only about 75 meters from the summit, far closer then we thought. Despite realizing how close we were, we still made the difficult decision to head back down as it was unsafe with the current conditions to attempt the final ridge.

Further Pictures

By | 2013-05-04T09:02:38+00:00 March 3rd, 2012|Photo Stories|194 Comments

194 Comments

  1. Wind Inspired March 6, 2012 at 6:15 pm - Reply

    Your photos are fantastic – not sure how you get your fingers out to take them without freezing! I look forward to more images of your adventures.
    Jackie

    • patricklatter March 6, 2012 at 6:43 pm - Reply

      Thanks. Hand warmers and thinner gloves help. It’s surprising how you can still manage hit the right buttons even when wearing gloves.

      • Lucien Atchale June 26, 2012 at 10:25 pm - Reply

        Thanks for following my blog. You had such fantastic pictures! Looking for more!

  2. Michael Brian March 6, 2012 at 7:05 pm - Reply

    you guys are some extremely dedicated climbers!!

  3. Trisha March 6, 2012 at 8:48 pm - Reply

    Great photos! I am definitely more of a warm-weather person so I appreciate being able to see this part of the world from good photography. I am looking forward to seeing more great pictures.

  4. Cindy McIntyre March 7, 2012 at 5:21 am - Reply

    I like your portraits, and they are especially effective in BW.

  5. sheila7697 March 7, 2012 at 8:24 pm - Reply

    Love the b&w photos, and the last shot especially!
    Great blog! ~ Sheila

  6. disperser March 8, 2012 at 8:07 am - Reply

    I like the excellent decision making, putting safety ahead of “just do it!”

  7. Steinmetz Fred March 8, 2012 at 9:13 am - Reply

    Thank you for reading my post today. I do envy you guys living in or around Canmore. I used to live in Banff and Cochrane many years ago. When I was a kid I worked summers on a ranch near Cochrane, and during bad weather days the rancher and I would go camping by the reservoir by spray lakes. Keep hiking and writing, both are good for the soul.
    PS. your pictures are great

  8. balancethroughthelens March 9, 2012 at 9:37 am - Reply

    Awesome photos! I love your adventurous spirit & keen eye for beauty in nature. I’m glad you found my blog & liked it so I could find yours- thanks!

  9. Aisha Karen Khan March 9, 2012 at 10:03 am - Reply

    Wow! What amazing photographs! I can’t imagine how beautiful it must have been in person — even though it must have been soooo cold!

  10. niasunset March 10, 2012 at 2:49 pm - Reply

    The last one made me afraid… How did you give a pose like that… You are amazing. Photographs are so beautiful but what you were doing is much more interesting and admirable… Thank you, with my love, nia

  11. canoe & communications March 18, 2012 at 9:47 pm - Reply

    The last photo was my favorite.

  12. fiztrainer May 1, 2012 at 9:25 pm - Reply

    I love these shots. Quite the troopers you guys are bearing against the wind. 😀

  13. square-wheel-jockey May 2, 2012 at 6:49 am - Reply

    Oh to be young again. Great pictures, and unforgettable scenery. Used to live in Banff and Cochrane, and camped at the reservoir in the late 50’s.(OOps, I already said that in an earlier comment-brain farts are becoming more common) What great country. Keep the fun pictures coming.

  14. sillyfrogsusan May 2, 2012 at 8:54 am - Reply

    Outstanding photos! Wish I was traveling along…

  15. denisekathleen May 2, 2012 at 10:56 am - Reply

    What beautiful places you have to hike! Thanks for sharing your adventures.

  16. Amanda May 2, 2012 at 4:31 pm - Reply

    Your photos are AMAZING!!!

  17. maddashpublishing May 4, 2012 at 10:57 am - Reply

    Beautiful pictures Patrick. Do you have a sponsor? I could see some gear companies paying good money for shots like these.

  18. peyton85 May 4, 2012 at 11:04 am - Reply

    Hi there!Lucky you!You’ve been to some amazing places!I must say, I envy you!:)
    By the way…great photos!
    Thank you for following my blog.
    Have a nice weekend!

  19. Pen & Life! May 5, 2012 at 4:26 am - Reply

    Speechless is all me after seeing your journey and its precious moments! Good luck for the journeys ahead.

  20. Dave May 5, 2012 at 9:35 am - Reply

    What a great site, Patrick. I’m a bit jealous of the hiking – there is a part of me that has always wanted to be a serious hiker, but another part that get’s dizzy at heights; besides, my knees are too old. But now I have the perfect vicarious life – I can just come to your site and see all those majestic sites through your eyes. Great photography! And many thanks for following my flat lander blog. 🙂

  21. Adrian Lewis May 5, 2012 at 10:36 am - Reply

    Beautiful pictures! Thank you very much for subscribing to my blog, I hope you’ll enjoy its content. FATman

  22. Beedie May 5, 2012 at 11:45 am - Reply

    Wow! Stunning photos and what a GREAT adventure.

  23. damoris May 6, 2012 at 4:30 am - Reply

    Hello there, Thank you for following my blog, it’s allowed me to discover your world. I like it!
    I love your sense of humour: “Attempt date: February 25, 2012 (unsuccessful)”. Unsuccessful hu? ha ha
    I’ve looked back at those photos a few times and it looks like you bonded pretty well with your climbing mates, you’ve also brought us some mesmerising shots, (love the goaties), not to mention one more “pushing the limits” experience… and much more I bet.
    Please keep taking us along your “unsuccessful” rides, I find them highly interesting… thank you for sharing.

  24. Siobhan May 7, 2012 at 4:57 pm - Reply

    Those photographs are so nice. I love the one with the little bird. Stay warm and don’t fall off anything high!

  25. milesloveswords May 7, 2012 at 5:14 pm - Reply

    Thanks for following my blog. I love the Colt 45 pics and keeping it classy in the brown bag for the win!

  26. stonewallgalleries May 7, 2012 at 7:25 pm - Reply

    I have been looking for photos on wordpress that I can say I truly enjoy looking at….. I have found some – yours!
    Thank you for visiting http://www.stonewallgalleries.wordpress.com and liking mine. My own photos are a source of pride for me but yours are exciting to look at and I take my hat off to you for taking them. In my humble opinion No.1 that I have seen on wordpress so far!

  27. thepgk1 May 8, 2012 at 6:17 am - Reply

    A great blog you have here, and some amazing photos. Thank you for sharing.

  28. ellengeerlings May 8, 2012 at 3:06 pm - Reply

    I want to be where you are!!!!! Truly Amazing photography!!! I would love to join you for a hike ;o)

  29. acrossthesouth May 8, 2012 at 4:08 pm - Reply

    Amazing photography!

  30. Toasha May 8, 2012 at 6:41 pm - Reply

    Just beautiful! I love your pictures! Very, very nice!

  31. antarabesque May 8, 2012 at 8:08 pm - Reply

    Spectacular photos. The pink tones on the clouds, and snow, and sky are breathtaking. Beautiful capture of the super moon, thanks for sharing!

  32. lokailean May 8, 2012 at 9:19 pm - Reply

    what’s so amazing aventure and out stunning photoes, so great can share the photography

  33. seiltanz May 8, 2012 at 10:56 pm - Reply

    Now i’m freezing 😉

  34. Anarya Andir May 9, 2012 at 1:50 am - Reply

    your photography is in one word- Incredible. Great post!

  35. FindingStrengthToStandAgain May 9, 2012 at 10:10 am - Reply

    Your pictures are absolutely breathtaking! I do not think I will ever be able to, literally,climb mountains. You have shared with me a view I have only held in my imagination. Thank you for bringing them to life for me. Truly beautiful!

  36. Izabela May 9, 2012 at 10:19 am - Reply

    Pure magic!Thank you 1

  37. ShruTroup May 10, 2012 at 1:25 pm - Reply

    Patrick — Amazing pictures!!! They capture the breathtaking beauty of the mountains. I feel like I am there when I see these pictures. Thank you for following my blog. I will follow yours!
    I have never done hiking/climbing in deep, snowy conditions before but you just inspired me.

    Thanks,
    Shrutika

  38. walnut95 May 11, 2012 at 1:47 am - Reply

    Stunning photographs, thanks

  39. Timothy O Shea May 11, 2012 at 8:37 am - Reply

    Christ man those photos are stunning, looks like ye’re having a ball out there

  40. sevilleestatesflyer May 11, 2012 at 11:19 pm - Reply

    This is my first time visiting your site and it will not be the last.Your photographs have captured the majesty and grandeur of the mountains,while juxtaposing us with you on your ascent.I love the serenity and yet volatile nature of the mountains.I especially have a fondness for Canada since my grandparents were Canadian,but yet I digress!Please continue your journey and I will follow! You should all take pride in your achievement!

  41. pica cordoba-beard May 12, 2012 at 4:32 am - Reply

    Thanks for visiting my new blog!! I loved your pictures

  42. Valeria Mastrangelo May 12, 2012 at 11:01 am - Reply

    Great pictures indeed!! I wish I was there too! Thanks for following my blog 🙂

    Valeria

  43. foragingfoodbalance May 12, 2012 at 6:45 pm - Reply

    I love the pic of the mountain and the city in the background. Good stuff. 🙂

  44. hq2u May 13, 2012 at 10:28 am - Reply

    Im speechless , the only word that comes to mind is inspired deeply ,thank you for sharing this with the world I’ll be looking for more
    HQ

  45. carsonmatthews May 16, 2012 at 9:32 am - Reply

    there are some really special photos in here, love the b/w shots, the super moon creaping out, and the owl…you must have been psyched when that happened.

  46. michael9murray May 16, 2012 at 10:56 am - Reply

    Disturbingly healthy crowd, aren’t you!
    Glad it wasn’t me – photos awesome, though.

    Are those mountains actually sedimentary?!!??

  47. David May 16, 2012 at 12:43 pm - Reply

    Fantastic photos – you captured the weather, hikers and nature with such detail and emotion! Cheers-

  48. janet balboa May 16, 2012 at 8:06 pm - Reply

    Oh wow! Judging by your well-worn North Face hikers- you’re a no sitting on the sidelines person. That is the only way to ‘do’ life -full participation! Beautiful, beautiful work. Outstanding.

  49. sunmallia May 17, 2012 at 11:45 am - Reply

    wow these are amazing photos!

  50. evea192 May 19, 2012 at 7:08 am - Reply

    Wow! Looks really good and fun full.

  51. Laura May 19, 2012 at 7:19 am - Reply

    Holy Mackrel, gorgeous! I will have to come back and spend more time on your blog. Amazing photos. I have so much to learn! Love that you incorporated people, landscapes, and obscure detail. Beautiful. Thank you for following my blog, and I look forward to visiting you often. xLaura

  52. Caerus Artist Residency June 26, 2012 at 7:51 am - Reply

    Many painters would love your photos as inspiration for landscape paintings! You are a natural to do a two-week hiking/photo artist residency. Majestic.

  53. teeutas June 26, 2012 at 11:07 am - Reply

    thanks for the inspiration you gave me

  54. Broadening The Horizon June 26, 2012 at 12:10 pm - Reply

    Truly amazing photographs! splendidly captured. I can’t get enough of these fantastic scenes I guess I have to keep coming to satisfy myself. btw I am a Photographer wannabe 🙂 I enjoyed browsing really!

  55. kasamud June 26, 2012 at 5:01 pm - Reply

    Superb photos! All the creative actions, the magnificent view and several cute animals…! Thanks for sharing this!

  56. Debbie June 26, 2012 at 5:56 pm - Reply

    Wow! Totally Amazing Photos with great sense of humor!!

  57. Jim Norwood June 26, 2012 at 7:23 pm - Reply

    Great pictures very creative and beautiful country!

  58. moodobject June 26, 2012 at 9:57 pm - Reply

    Great picture. Fuel to keep us moving.
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  59. nepalecological June 26, 2012 at 11:48 pm - Reply

    It’s really great, I am just new for this site. keep in touch!

  60. Mert Burian June 27, 2012 at 12:05 am - Reply

    Great photos! Very inspirational!

  61. lifecoachmarie June 27, 2012 at 8:03 am - Reply

    really cool blog. Awesome pics. Makes me smile that I was just out hiking/camping this weekend and need to get out a few more times this summer!

  62. namanraghavchoudhary June 27, 2012 at 8:28 am - Reply

    your photos rock man ! trust me on this note..
    ” cameras will evolve for sure but the beauty lies in the eyes… lenses may be the medium, the landscape may be beautiful but true beauty lies in the eyes..”

  63. btg5885 June 27, 2012 at 8:53 am - Reply

    Pictures are worth a thousand words. In your case, it is even moreso. Thanks for taking us along for the viewing. I wish I could breathe in the fresh air and see the stars like you saw them. Thanks for following my blog. Your pictures are examples of why we need to give a damn about global warming.

  64. tnealtarver June 27, 2012 at 9:43 am - Reply

    Patrick, thanks for stopping by A Curious Band of Others. You have a gifted eye for capturing the beautiful and the serendipitous.

  65. tjsweed June 27, 2012 at 10:12 am - Reply

    Absolutely STUNNING photography!!! Thanks for sharing!

  66. allaboutotis June 27, 2012 at 10:22 am - Reply

    Beautiful! Love your photos and accounts of your expeditions.

  67. LonginasDesign June 27, 2012 at 1:23 pm - Reply

    stunning!

  68. Argus June 27, 2012 at 5:49 pm - Reply

    Some brilliant shots—and that icicle, … cool!

  69. Carl Atteniese June 27, 2012 at 9:36 pm - Reply

    Patrick,
    Only one word is necessary to describe your work: Prantastic (professional and fantastic).
    Inspired,
    Carl Atteniese

  70. julibre June 27, 2012 at 9:58 pm - Reply

    Really great photos, beautiful, funny,brilliant, great light and subjects – one of my favorites is the one where you (?) stand bend over “in” the pointy rock formation (BW shot) – fabulous. Thanks for stopping by my fine art blog and following.

  71. thegreatgodpan1 June 28, 2012 at 12:50 am - Reply

    im sure it is rather dangerous hiking in these conditions and you must know what we are doing….ice and snow are totally foreign to me and i have only seen very light snow twice in my 45 winters on this planet……. i consider hiking in such conditions as slightly insane……….i do not mean that as an insult to you………….but i have to admit that it is incredibly beautiful and id love to come to canada some day and see it in its full glory………..

  72. Besma at Life Demiraged June 28, 2012 at 12:56 am - Reply

    Every single picture is absolutely outstanding. Ever think of compiling the nature pictures in a coffee table book? How about ‘Canadian Beauty’ for a name?

  73. 4mybeauty June 28, 2012 at 9:07 am - Reply

    amazing!!

  74. cheriblevy June 28, 2012 at 9:14 am - Reply

    Stunning photo journal blog thingie. Not sure how u found my post today but I’m glad you did. Loved the crisp shots, makes me want to go to Canada! Looking forward to seeing more.

  75. jessicawritesnow June 28, 2012 at 11:49 am - Reply

    After viewing the outright priviledged connection to Mother Nature’s soulful kinship with humaity , (meaning on film but the photographer new exactly how to strike the viewer’s awe out of whack with his/her talent) I never want another vantage point much different from the photagphers. I want to swindle mayors and judges etc. to knock down cities and plant a tree per person. Very nice. Enchanting. I’m going to indulge in some black gold.

  76. 1812 June 28, 2012 at 1:07 pm - Reply

    Great shots! Love the stars!

    Thank you for following my blog, “http://cadmefoghlamthainniu.wordpress.com!”

    Peace.

  77. stylishsolution June 28, 2012 at 1:45 pm - Reply

    Amazing photos! Wonderfully beautiful nature!

  78. Lorna's Voice June 28, 2012 at 2:50 pm - Reply

    You look like you are on one excellent adventure! I’m in awe of your photographic skills and of the fact that you are there to take them. I have a former teaching colleague who has the wanderlust and I’ve traveled the world through him and his generosity when he shares his stunning photo journals.

    Don’t know how you stumbled on my blog, but I’m glad you did. Looking forward to more of your adventures!

  79. ourlifeinaction June 28, 2012 at 6:19 pm - Reply

    Beautiful pictures! Very inspiring 🙂

  80. Jamie Helton June 28, 2012 at 6:36 pm - Reply

    Phenomenal photos! They make me want to go back to the mountains and go backpacking again, and they also want me to run out and buy a Canon 5D. Thanks for sharing.

  81. firesurvivors June 28, 2012 at 6:54 pm - Reply

    Beautiful pictures. I am reminded how far away I have gotten from my hiking days. Your pictures make me think about my trip to Mt. Washington. I might have lost two toenails along the way, but overall the experience was nothing I could ever take back, truly inspirational. There is something so beautiful about nature that we cannot truly absorb unless you have a committed relationship with it.

  82. trader2trader June 28, 2012 at 10:18 pm - Reply

    That ice block in middle of the cave was a favorite, great style pics! Thank for the follow, we stay in touch

  83. poetryplusuk June 29, 2012 at 8:09 am - Reply

    Awesome!

  84. roosiegoosie June 29, 2012 at 7:59 pm - Reply

    Breathtaking photos! It really put me in the mood for exploring :]

  85. JustNez June 29, 2012 at 8:28 pm - Reply

    Well…I don’t have anything clever to say that someone has not already said…
    So…great photos! It looks like you have an awesome crew…I love the adventurism. I’m quite adventurous in my head!
    Stay safe!
    Peace.

  86. tchistorygal June 30, 2012 at 4:11 pm - Reply

    Don’t ever stop blogging!!! After much thought and reviewing your blog, I have nominated you for the Inspiring Blog Award. I have included a brief explanation of why I specifically nominated you in my blog. Thanks for inspiring me, and may you continue to inspire others. 🙂 ML

  87. sharonvogancollins July 1, 2012 at 10:27 am - Reply

    Fantastic; awesome of the beautiful world we live in

  88. shussey27 July 1, 2012 at 2:10 pm - Reply

    Love your photos! Would love to visit Canada one day! What camera do you use to take such amazing shots?

  89. stephsgrn July 1, 2012 at 9:02 pm - Reply

    Stunning!! I have always loved photography and you have inspired me to do more of it!!

  90. Stand With Steve July 3, 2012 at 8:04 am - Reply

    Great photos and what a journey you guys are on. I would love to do this one day soon!

  91. dockfam July 3, 2012 at 1:25 pm - Reply

    Thank you for stopping by my blog – I signed up to follow yours, your photos are amazing!

  92. nikhamilton July 4, 2012 at 2:44 am - Reply

    Oh my GOODNESS!!! They’re BEAUTIFUL!!! All your photos are completely flawless. Thank you so so much for sharing these.

  93. Laura Wiand July 4, 2012 at 6:00 pm - Reply

    I find myself coming back to see these pictures again. You have a gift for capturing joy and spirit.

  94. sw4y1n July 5, 2012 at 2:19 am - Reply

    You have taken some absolutely stunning photos man! Keep it up I scrolled through the entire blog and couldn’t stop!

  95. cosmicrosa July 5, 2012 at 1:08 pm - Reply

    So very lovely. The landscape, the angle and perspective of the photography, the people, events…all of it! 🙂

  96. unwind cooking July 9, 2012 at 10:35 pm - Reply

    I especially enjoyed the squirrel eating M&M photo. The photos look like they came out of National Geographic – awesome.

  97. attemptingconfidence July 11, 2012 at 12:36 pm - Reply

    These pictures are gorgeous! Looks like you guys are having a wonderful time. Would LOVE to see more. =]

  98. estelleclaassen July 12, 2012 at 1:53 pm - Reply

    Awesome pics!

  99. jeffssong July 13, 2012 at 5:21 pm - Reply

    Extreme awesome, dudes. You are making memories to cherish for a lifetime, and some of your photos can compete with the best of them (as an avid life-long fan of National Geographic I’ve seen a LOT of good pics). The mountain / wildlife photos are definite award winning materials, but the experiences you guys are having are worth WAY more than any award anyone could hand you. Kudo, job well done – and keep on having those dream fulfilling adventures!

  100. sinhead July 18, 2012 at 10:24 pm - Reply

    this is so great. The landscape shots were really striking

  101. kurniadiprastowo August 2, 2012 at 2:26 am - Reply

    awesome blog and pics! i really enjoy reading your blog. have you ever tried to climb Indonesian volcanoes? come and try 🙂

  102. yepirategunn September 4, 2012 at 8:52 pm - Reply

    Superlative photography, and great smiles. Where’s the Canadian rugby shirt! – Just All Blacks seen!

  103. Matthew Kenneth Kosak September 4, 2012 at 10:11 pm - Reply

    This is a fantastic blog and well documented story. Enjoyed the b &W shots. It would be impossible to read it I think, without wanting to go there!

  104. carfreeinthechristmascity September 5, 2012 at 7:12 am - Reply

    Man, you’re far more adventuresome than I!!!

  105. Curls & Q September 5, 2012 at 12:00 pm - Reply

    Thank you for the fabulous virtual adventure! Beautiful! Thanks for visiting our site.

  106. midnightshelter September 5, 2012 at 12:34 pm - Reply

    Amazing shots :D,

    Greeting from Mexico!

  107. Tammy September 5, 2012 at 7:18 pm - Reply

    Just absolutely breathtaking. Jaw-dropping photography and adventure. Thank you so much for sharing.

  108. michaelatanner September 5, 2012 at 7:18 pm - Reply

    Thank you for following my blog, your photography is absolutely amazing, I got a bit chilly just looking at them! Can I ask what kind of camera you are using?

  109. Jason September 5, 2012 at 7:25 pm - Reply

    Absolutely gorgeous photos, really great.

  110. nicolegodwin September 5, 2012 at 7:55 pm - Reply

    Hey there, thanks for visiting G’day Canucks. You have some amazing pictures. What a beautiful country. I’d be keen to now what your photography kit contains. Thanks…

  111. frank3stein September 6, 2012 at 4:56 am - Reply

    very nice storytelling with pictures, much faster and leaves the rest to imagination

  112. Atif Mumtaz September 6, 2012 at 5:09 am - Reply

    Nice work dear,
    I am very glade to see your pictures.
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  113. savie karnel September 6, 2012 at 8:28 am - Reply

    breathtaking photography

  114. emmalou12 September 6, 2012 at 9:45 am - Reply

    Awesome photos dude! this place looks so amazing,great experience.

  115. kgmitchell September 6, 2012 at 12:58 pm - Reply

    Nice pics and excellent quality. As an outdoor enthuisast, I can picture myself right there in many of the shots. Spirtually fulfilling.

  116. uncomfortable2change September 6, 2012 at 1:50 pm - Reply

    wow….the photos are breathtaking. Thank you for sharing your talents.

  117. A Spare Mind September 6, 2012 at 3:09 pm - Reply

    Amazing! Thank you so much for sharing your adventure!

  118. Diane September 6, 2012 at 3:19 pm - Reply

    I guess I can’t say any better what everyone else is saying–LOVED your photo of the eagle and the moon especially but all of the photos were stunning. What a great trip it would be to do what you all did!

  119. Martha Ressler September 6, 2012 at 6:38 pm - Reply

    You captured such beauty my mouth was hanging open looking at your pictures. Thank you for following my blog. I guess it couldn’t be much different from yours. Did you feel the need for some urban grunge to counter all of that Canadian magnificence? I think i will follow yours. Partly for the beauty, but really for your eye. I think it is important not to confuse the photographer with his/her subject.

  120. amusemeant for fashion September 7, 2012 at 6:33 am - Reply

    I think that your photography is amazing; you are a very talented individual.

  121. Tina's Pharm September 7, 2012 at 10:29 am - Reply

    Amazing photos!!

  122. MySecretsOfSerenity September 7, 2012 at 1:00 pm - Reply

    These photographs are absolutely stunning, so beautiful. Thank you for sharing your captures, and thank you for following my blog. Looking forward to seeing more exciting adventures!

  123. darkangelwrites September 7, 2012 at 2:17 pm - Reply

    Amazing captures!

  124. Maggie May Elliott September 7, 2012 at 3:53 pm - Reply

    Great shots! Fantastic imagery, and I was definitely impressed by everything you’ve offered. Thank you for sharing your pictures. I would tell you what my favorite images were, but there are just too many of them to mention here.

  125. maeveycakes September 8, 2012 at 4:44 am - Reply

    These pictures are so incredibly beautiful.

  126. intuitivelink September 8, 2012 at 6:24 am - Reply

    Gorgeous photography! I’m sure glad that there are folks out there like you that enjoy doing this for others to experience it! I’ll surely be following you!

  127. selfactualizeyourself September 8, 2012 at 11:54 am - Reply

    Beautiful !!!

  128. oldsunbird September 8, 2012 at 1:06 pm - Reply

    Oh my goodness, what amazing photographs! I love them all, especially the starry night. This is the next best thing to being there.

  129. laurabennet September 8, 2012 at 9:22 pm - Reply

    LOVE you photographs! Absolutely stunning. Thanks for checking out my blog. I’m glad you enjoyed it.

  130. Jennifer September 8, 2012 at 9:40 pm - Reply

    Thank you for visiting my Blog. Your photographs take my breath away. Thank you for sharing!

  131. iconicallyrare September 8, 2012 at 11:15 pm - Reply

    eye-popping Hopefully the type of camera you use is on your “About” page (going now to look)… You are an amazing talent with a real eye for capturing life. ~Sonya

  132. the_tovarysh_connection September 9, 2012 at 7:23 am - Reply

    Wow! You are so very talented in capturing the essence of these hikes! And what an experience you have been able to share with each other and with us, your armchair travelers. Takes me back to the days when I did alot of hiking. Thank you so much for posting these beautiful pictures.

  133. Mimi September 9, 2012 at 8:27 am - Reply

    Wonderfully spectacular photos!!!!

  134. shallicomparethee September 9, 2012 at 8:52 am - Reply

    Patrick, your photography is unfriggin believable!! Well Done! A true talent, an excellent eye!! there is a God out there!!! You have inspired me!

  135. Melody's Perspective September 9, 2012 at 12:21 pm - Reply

    Thanks for checking out my blog and so glad you did so I could find and enjoy your photography! Felt like I was there. Looking forward to following your posts and can’t wait to see more. You’ve inspired to do more hiking, too : )

  136. pursuingshalom September 9, 2012 at 12:53 pm - Reply

    Wow! Absolutely AMAZING pics 🙂 There’s so much beauty in nature!

  137. Love Loulabel September 9, 2012 at 5:37 pm - Reply

    These photos are awesome Patrick! The last one on this page is super so! xx

  138. mango girl September 10, 2012 at 8:54 am - Reply

    Wow, after seeing your photography and learning a bit about your travel experiences, I am humbled you find my kitchen table musings worth following. Thank you! Keep on smiling!

  139. pulse1ess September 10, 2012 at 9:00 am - Reply

    You honestly have some amazing shots. Love everything about them & seems like a great time. Would love to explore like this one day.

  140. humanTriumphant September 10, 2012 at 10:15 am - Reply

    I love the way you’ve captured the expressions of the landscape through the experiences of the travelers.

  141. Trena Penney September 10, 2012 at 11:02 am - Reply

    Absolutely Amazing Photography! I see the world with new eyes! Thanks for sharing!

  142. Jaime Clark, WineGlasSlipper September 10, 2012 at 2:45 pm - Reply

    Amazing…love the photos!!! Now I want to be out hiking, darn it.

  143. massielmancebo September 10, 2012 at 11:23 pm - Reply

    AMAZING, speechless, I love every photo, especially the ones from the cave with the pines and road, and beach ones, and cliff ones… I can’t choose, I hope I can do something this awesome one day! Thanks for visiting my page as well! Hope the great adventures continue!

  144. abydos56 September 11, 2012 at 12:05 am - Reply

    What a beautiful website. I love all those scenic photos you took. You should take pictures for National Geographic. You have a good eye for detail. By the way, thanks for following my blog, and liking my entries. 🙂 I don’t post much on Word Press. So sometimes I go for days w/out posting. So Thanks for following and reading. 🙂 I’ll be sure to return the favor. 😉 Keep on posting and taking those beautiful pictures.

  145. notmsparker September 11, 2012 at 3:11 am - Reply

    I couldn´t live any further from those rocks and lakes and squirrels than I do now. Neither have I ever been a big fan of hiking or God forbid climbing (I´m a sea-side kind of girl: born in flatlands, fond of gently – very gently – rolling hills only). But your pictures are so stunningly beautiful and the people in them look so exhilaratingly, madly happy that I am actually considering giving it a go. Not in winter, though:) And only in Bavaria – Berlin might have everything you might wish for but for rocks, mountain trails and glaciers:)
    Great blog! Glad I visited it.

  146. rwwc12 September 11, 2012 at 2:48 pm - Reply

    Amazing pictures! It’s great to see these places that I would probably never get to see any other way. Thank you!!

  147. asd539 September 11, 2012 at 4:21 pm - Reply

    Wow is all I can say, I love the photos, look forward to more. 🙂

  148. The Soaring Eagle September 11, 2012 at 4:24 pm - Reply

    Oh Wow Patrick! Those are breathtaking pictures. I’ve been to some of those places. I’d love to go again with a professional like yourself. I’m in Richmond, BC.

    Thanks for following my blog and liking “The Fabric of Love”.

    Yaman

    The Soaring Eagle

  149. peas4peace September 11, 2012 at 4:56 pm - Reply

    WOW! beautiful! Great photography and I’m sure you all realize how blessed you are to experience that first hand! As we are blessed to experience it second hand, thanks!

  150. stockdalewolfe September 11, 2012 at 7:40 pm - Reply

    Woweee!! Your blog is just fantastic– the photos are as good as anything in National Geographic. Have you sold your stories to someone? Did I miss that part? Had trouble loading all the photos. I am humbled and honored that you looked at my blog and followed it. I am definitely following yours!! Thanks so much for contacting me!! Wiil look forward to your posts. Love the mountains in low light and all the animal shots!

  151. Brajabandhu Mishra September 12, 2012 at 6:39 am - Reply

    WOW ! Wonderful photographs!!!

  152. t.dot September 12, 2012 at 8:19 am - Reply

    amazing photos! holy!!! i totally agree with stockdalewolfe above: ..”as good as anything in NG!” they really are stunning! thank you for stopping by my blog 🙂 i appreciate the heck out of the ‘like’! be safe in your journeys. namaste

  153. eyesomephotography September 12, 2012 at 10:30 am - Reply

    Thanks for following. You have absolutely amazing photos! I love the adventure and feel like I am there with you sharing in your experience. You seem to be having the time of your life. Very inspiring!

  154. Meggie September 12, 2012 at 12:18 pm - Reply

    What amazing and breathtaking photos you have there, Patrick! It’s with great inspiration I’ve browsed through your hikings as I’m leaving for a weeks hiking in the mountains i northern Sweden tomorrow (along the King’s trail – Kungsleden). Thanks for liking and following my blogg.
    Keep on hiking and keep up your fantastic work!
    /Meggie

  155. lthibault11 September 12, 2012 at 3:09 pm - Reply

    Wowa! I need to get out more! You are a master at capturing the atmosphere/feeling of the moment. Stunning, really stunning.

  156. Stunning, stunning photography!!!!!

  157. Kristal Miu-Yee September 13, 2012 at 5:50 am - Reply

    Hey Patrick,

    You and your friends are so obviously enjoying yourselves. There’s a nice clarity of appreciation in your photos. I’ll take time to view them with attention, not speed. Your site inclines me to share some of my favourite shots. but how do you protect them, if at all?

    No doubt you know of him, but just in case – Ansel Adams…

    Cheers, KMY

  158. chaliceme September 13, 2012 at 6:11 am - Reply

    I would love to leave everything and travel these beautiful places, but I honestly think I could only rough it for 72 hours. Looking at your pic will make my dreams so much better.

  159. My Heathen Heart September 13, 2012 at 7:23 am - Reply

    Stunning!

  160. farmCat Media September 13, 2012 at 9:05 am - Reply

    We really like the images, especially of the little guy who stole an M&M from your backpack!

  161. Patti Isaacs Project Management September 13, 2012 at 10:06 am - Reply

    I love great pics and text that weave a story—you really bring your readers to the places you have visited—and some of your photos are breathtaking. I’m glad you visited my blog so I could find out about yours.

  162. lafeminafantastique September 13, 2012 at 1:53 pm - Reply

    Thanks for sharing your wonderful adventures and gorgeous photos! 🙂

  163. ramblingsfromamum September 13, 2012 at 5:18 pm - Reply

    Your photos never cease to amaze, oh to be young and flexible enough to do what you guys do! (mind you I hate the cold) so I wouldn’t last 5 minutes!
    Thanks for stopping by & liking (The Prologue Glimpse) much appreciated. 🙂

  164. Mina Botros September 13, 2012 at 7:02 pm - Reply

    Your degree of skill in photography is nothing short of phenomenal! I really don’t think anyone can see your photographs and not follow your blog. I especially love the crisp quality of the pictures and the vibrant mixtures of colors.

    Stay true to your passion my friend for it is truly inspirational,

    Mina

  165. beantobeauty September 14, 2012 at 9:05 am - Reply

    Gorgeous pictures. Particularly liked the little squirrel, as I have a real fondness for these little guys! Thank you for liking my blog and giving me an opportunity to sit back with a cup of coffee and enjoy the journey 🙂

  166. NF Hannibal September 14, 2012 at 12:55 pm - Reply

    I have to agree with beantobeauty – the squirrel pics… I think i peed laughing at that squirrel, and the icy water dive…

  167. Ajithaa Edirimane September 14, 2012 at 1:41 pm - Reply

    Amazing photos! Can’t imagine a temperature as low as -13c! I like in particular the eagle about to take off…. Thanks for sharing these photos and for visiting my blog.

  168. prejudicelove September 14, 2012 at 3:40 pm - Reply

    excellent!

  169. organized bohemian September 14, 2012 at 6:01 pm - Reply

    Inspiring images – now, where are my hiking boots?

  170. Anne Warren Art September 14, 2012 at 7:10 pm - Reply

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, congrats on sharing your wonderful adventures – mine are made indoors with my art.

  171. christina @rri September 14, 2012 at 9:57 pm - Reply

    Thanks for following my blog. Some beautiful scenes here. Look forward to seeing more.

  172. thewintersunlight September 15, 2012 at 7:50 pm - Reply

    WOW!! haha

  173. landrysmith September 16, 2012 at 6:19 am - Reply

    Great pictures! I love the landscape views in almost every photo. The story of the hike was nice too. Good job Patrick!

  174. Manisha September 17, 2012 at 12:01 am - Reply

    Wonderful pics…breathtaking!

  175. Madelaine Joy F September 17, 2012 at 12:53 pm - Reply

    I love the feeling I get when I look at your photos! They make me dream my way over there. They are amazing and you are an exceptional photographer, very talented!! I must say I envy you! Having access to all this! One day, I will have opportunity to go hiking as well. You have made my evening! I’m now going to look into popular hiking places here in Sweden! Cheers! x

  176. KorubettosHaiku September 17, 2012 at 1:57 pm - Reply

    Beautiful pictures, absolutely beautiful. I`d love to go to Canada some day.

  177. bebuville September 18, 2012 at 5:42 am - Reply

    We fall in love with your amazing pictures! You are an artist! We’d love to come to Canada 😉

  178. ermigal September 18, 2012 at 8:58 pm - Reply

    Dear Hiking Folks, Your pix are absolutely fabulous–what fun to look at and imagine such places on earth! Canada is beautiful. And–thanks for following my blog.I hope you have a chance to read it when you’re not traveling and that it gives you a chuckle!

  179. turnerinaround September 18, 2012 at 11:22 pm - Reply

    That’s it. Step 1: move to Canada asap. Step 2: befriend you. Step 3: go to all these amazing places you see i.r.l.
    Thanks for the add. You’ve got quite an eye!

  180. Mr.Tod A.Parker September 19, 2012 at 7:32 am - Reply

    WOW. Thank for these photos .What you do is awesome and inspiring .Thanks for stopping by . Please come back again. ” Ill be expecting you”!

  181. ruthscleannation September 23, 2012 at 3:45 pm - Reply

    Luv your blog. Check out cleannationonline.com for my passion. Let me know what you think!
    Stop by my blog anytime!

  182. gapvolunteer September 27, 2012 at 1:09 am - Reply

    Totally amazing experience you guys had. I love hiking mountains..

  183. PK Cathy September 27, 2012 at 12:06 pm - Reply

    Thank you for sharing your amazing shots of Canada hiking. I’ve always wanted to visit Canada, but these images makes me want to visit the country even more. Looking at your images and listening to the sound of Dave Koz’s sax, Golden Slumbers, is really soothing.

  184. aboomersvoice September 29, 2012 at 1:06 pm - Reply

    Your photography is stunning. I love the snow scenes and blue water of Bermuda. I live in an artistic community. In fact it is the oldest continuous art community in the U.S.
    For some reason, I can’t get to your profile when viewing your gravatar. There’s no information or link on it.

  185. rosewater12 October 29, 2012 at 11:25 pm - Reply

    Hello Patrick. I appreciate that you are enjoying my story RECEPTOR. I have insomnia tonight and that gave me an opportunity to look through your wonderful photography. The pictures of the festival make me wish I was forty years younger. You and your friends make it look like so much fun. And those northern lights’ photos reminded me of my Army days in Alaska back in ’71. Keep up the good work!

  186. MissTiffany November 13, 2012 at 8:58 am - Reply

    These are gorgeous! The first one is my favorite.

  187. Mrs. Webmaster December 5, 2012 at 5:34 am - Reply

    I like the details in the headshot, and the photo that has poles in the foreground. Nice work.

    You “liked” my Christmas poem recently, so I thought I’d return the favor by leaving a comment on your blog.

  188. Minister Aiken December 17, 2012 at 11:27 am - Reply

    The pictures are absolutely beautiful!

    The view is absolutely amazing!

    LOOK AT GOD!

    Love your site!

    Debra

  189. kissmeunderthepinkblossomtree December 19, 2012 at 2:06 am - Reply

    I just adore looking at your blog! You capture so many amazingly unique moments and share them on here with the rest of us,that is lovely. You have such a great adventurous spirit and a unique soul. I wish you all the best,Caterina

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