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

Ha Ling Peak (Early Morning Climb)

Attempt date: March 4th, 2012 Start time: 4:00am Completion time: 5 hours Participants:  Jimmy Quigley, Patrick Latter Weather conditions at base Temperature Minimum Temperature: 5.0 °C Mean Temperature: 6.2 °C Maximum Temperature 7.8 °C Pressure and Dew Point Mean Sea Level Pressure: 101.87 kPa Mean Dew Point: 0.3 °C Wind Speed and Gusts Mean Wind Speed: 20.93 kmh Maximum Sustained Wind Speed: [...]

By |2017-06-07T12:58:37+00:00March 5th, 2012|Day Hikes|91 Comments

Ha Ling Peak

Attempt date: February 19, 2012 Completion time: 5 hours Participants:  Sarah McLean, Patrick Latter Weather conditions at base Temperature Minimum Temperature: -11.0 °C Mean Temperature: -6.4 °C Maximum Temperature -0.3 °C Pressure and Dew Point Mean Sea Level Pressure: 100.79 kPa Mean Dew Point: -11.0 °C Wind Speed and Gusts Mean Wind Speed: 7.96 kmh Maximum Sustained Wind Speed: 9.90 [...]

By |2017-06-07T12:58:22+00:00March 5th, 2012|Day Hikes|0 Comments

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 [...]

By |2017-06-07T12:58:17+00:00March 3rd, 2012|Day Hikes|194 Comments