Mount Temple

Location: Alberta, Canada Participants: Michelle Wong, Jacob, Jeremy Stroman, Leanne Christianson, Jacqueline Cornish, Patrick Latter Time: 10 Hours Weather: 15°C Elevation Gain: 1690m Max Elevation: 3543m Start Time: 6:20am Directions Take Highway 1 from Calgary and turn left at the Lake Louise exit. Then follows the signs for Moraine Lake. Gear Hiking Boots Food Water [...]

By |2017-06-12T17:39:52+00:00August 20th, 2013|Day Hikes|40 Comments

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+00:00July 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+00:00June 23rd, 2013|Day Hikes|55 Comments

Sport Climbing at Grassi Lakes

Gear Used: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Digital Camera (Body Only) Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L USM Lens Map [cetsEmbedGmap src=http://maps.google.ca/maps?q=grassi+Lakes&hl=en&ll=51.072684,-115.405916&spn=0.006182,0.009516&sll=54.498365,-115.000188&sspn=35.544597,95.756836&hnear=Grassi+Lakes&t=m&z=17 width=768 height=768 marginwidth=0 marginheight=0 frameborder=0 scrolling=no] Story The mountain sheep are known to 'accidentally' kick rocks from above, so it's always a good idea to wear a helmet. You've always got to make sure [...]

By |2017-06-07T00:35:50+00:00June 2nd, 2013|Climbing|31 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+00:00March 27th, 2013|Day Hikes|64 Comments

Cross Country Skiing and Ptarmigans

Location: Burstall Pass, Alberta, Canada Participants: Sarah, Mclean Patrick Latter Time: 5 Hours Weather: -3 °C (26.6 °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 Cross Country Skis Cross Country Boots Cross Country Poles Food Water Warm [...]

By |2017-06-07T12:48:19+00:00February 6th, 2013|Cross Country Skiing|69 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+00:00January 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+00:00January 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+00:00January 16th, 2013|Day Hikes|0 Comments

Cross Country Skiing by a Full Moon

Participants: Ian Grant, Winston Latter, Julian Tejada, Adam Kwiecinski, Jimmy Quigley, Eric Tulk, Patrick Latter Start: Canmore, Alberta, Canada - 12:00am Finish: Banff, Alberta, Canada - 4:00am Distance: 18.7 km Time: 4 Hours Weather: -20.6 °C (-5 °F) Directions From Canmore follow the directions in town towards the 'Nordic Center'. Continue on around the reservoir [...]

By |2017-06-07T12:48:11+00:00January 3rd, 2013|Cross Country Skiing|286 Comments