Cory and Edith Passes

Cory Pass

Lesson learned (again).  When it’s a sunny morning in Calgary it’s not necessarily the same weather in the mountains around Banff. We headed to do this nearby traverse through Cory Pass without enough warm clothes, particularly for the fierce cold wind coming through the pass. This meant we kept moving, aside from a quick lunch more »

Mount Bourgeau

Summit of Bourgeau

Early spring meant an early start to hiking the hiking season. It was Gill’s birthday on the Friday evening, so we made a late start on Saturday, drove up to Banff and camped at Johnson Canyon (nice campsite!) Following a quiet night with a few drinks and a campfire, we decided Sunday’s hike would be more »

Boston Marathon, Vermont, and Montreal

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Getting to Boston was a three year journey. After two years spent trying to run a qualifying time, I finally made it in the 2015 Vancouver Marathon with my 3:09:30 qualifying run.  Combined with turning 40, this meant I comfortably beat the 3:15 qualifying time and the journey began in earnest. Training in Calgary didn’t more »