Mount Niles Col and Wenkchemna Pass

Mount Niles boulder field

Just a normal weekend when you live in Calgary.  Heading up to the mountains on Friday after work for a couple of days of fantastic day hiking. The best of our two hikes was the hike to Mount Niles in Yoho National Park, just on the BC side of the Rockies near to Lake Louise.   Given this more »

The Skyline

Gill pauses on the short switchback climb to Watchtower Col

The Skyline is an epic point to point 45 km trail in Jasper National Park with around 30 km spent above the tree line in alpine valleys and along fabulous ridges.  While a spectacular hike, it’s also very busy – lots of trail runners completing the trail in one day. Our sense of being in the more »

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 »