These trip reports are organized alphabetically. Trip reports organized by activity (hike, scramble, ski, etc.) are here. Trip reports organized by location are here.
- Abbot Pass – the Ghost of Abbot Hut
- Lake Agnes, Big Beehive and Little Beehive – a classic Lake Louse hike.
- Anklebiter Ridge – Close, quick and steep
- Lake Annette via Paradise Valley – Cross-country with some avi exposure
- AST 2 Course with ACMG Paddy Jerome / Canadian Rockies Mountain Guides
- Arethusa Cirque & Little Arethusa Peak – an easy hike with an added challenge
- Arethusa Cirque – Winter backcountry skiing
- Arnica Lake – Shadow Lake to Gibbon Pass to Twin Lakes, Arnica Lake and Vista Lake
- Aylmer Lookout – a long hike with an amazing view payoff
- Mount Baldy – quality scramble that’s close and ready early season
- Barrier Fire Lookout / Yates Mountain – close with amazing views, plus optional loop.
- Banff Backpack – Sunshine Village to Vista Lake:
- Day One: Sunshine Village to Egypt Lake via Healy Pass
- Day Two: Egypt Lake to Shadow Lake, including Pharaoh Peak
- Day Three: Shadow Lake to Vista Lake
- Banff Backpack – Mystic Pass to Badger Pass Circuit
- Day One – Moose Meadows (Johnson’s Canyon) to Larry’s Camp
- Day Two – Larry’s Camp to Mystic Pass, Mystic Lake, Mystic Valley to Mystic Junction
- Day Three – Mystic Junction to Sawback Lake
- Day Four – Sawback Lake to Block Lake, via Flint’s Camp
- Day Five – Badger Pass to Luellen Lake
- Day Six – Luellen Lake to Moose Meadows, via Larry’s Camp.
- Belmore Browne to Boundary Peak – three peak traverse with epic views
- Big Beehive and Little Beehive – via Lake Agnes, a classic Lake Louse hike
- Block Lakes – Day 4 of 6 Backpack. Hiked from Sawback Lake to Block Lakes
- Blueberry Hill at Elk Pass – Cross-country skiing
- Bonnington Ski Traverse:
- Bonnington Traverse – Bombi to Grassy Hut
- Bonnington Traverse – Grassy to Steed Hut
- Bonnington Traverse – Steed to Copper Hut
- Bonnington Traverse – Copper to Bonnington Dam (via Plan B)
- Boundary Peak – via Belmore Browne Peak
- Bow Hut – Backcountry skiing. Jumping off point of many adventures
- Bow Summit – Backcountry skiing. Ideal beginner terrain
- Bow Valley Parkway – Banff to Castle Junction Cycling
- Mount Burke – There and Back, or a Traverse
- C Level Cirque – Three kinds of fun in Banff, plus some history to boot!
- Canmore to Lake Minnewanka/Banff – cycling
- Canyon Creek Ice Cave – a bike and hike adventure
- Cascade Falls / The Green Monster – a winter frozen waterfall hike
- Cascade Fire Road to Warden’s Cabin, and beyond – Cross-country skiing
- Carnarvon Lake – Do it ALL at Carnarvon Lake
- Carthew-Alderson Traverse – the best of Waterton in one hike
- Chester Lake – WINTER snowshoe and ski routes
- Coliseum Mountain – a mountain that looks like its name!
- Cornice Ridge at Kootenay Pass – Backcountry skiing.
- Cory Pass to Gargoyle Valley – a ‘there and back’ or more challenging loop
- Coyote Hills – stunning views on a wind protected hike
- Cox Hill – a popular hike in the Sibbald area with excellent ridge views
- Crowfoot Mountain – Backcountry ski ascent
- Devil’s Thumb – The ultimate Lake Louise summit view
- Door Jam Mountain – a short scramble ideal for shoulder season
- Mt Edith – the north summit, via Cory Pass
- Egypt Lake – Sunshine Village to Egypt Lake via Healy Pass
- Eiffel Peak – A scramble with intense views
- Elk Pass – Cross-country skiing
- Exshaw Mountain – Close, short and a loop
- Fairview Mountain – outstanding views from this accessible summit
- Flint’s Camp – Day 4 of 6 Backpack. Hiked from Sawback Lake to Block Lakes.
- Forget Me Not Ridge – North and South
- Forty Mile Summit – Day 3 of 6 Backpack. Hiked from Mystic Junction to Sawback Lake.
- Fullerton Loop – “the” beginner or kid friendly hike
- Gargoyle Valley via Cory Pass – a challenging loop
- Grass Pass to Boundary Pine – an quick and straight forward hike with a lovely look out.
- Green Monster (the) – Cascade Falls winter hike
- Grizzly Peak – An easy and accessible scramble
- Gunnery Mountain – An easy summit
- Gypsum Ridge – Backcountry skiing. Mellow and steep
- Hailstone Butte Fire Lookout – amazing mosaics for a short hike
- Healy Pass – A classic Banff hike
- Heart Mountain – A traverse well worth doing
- Highwood Pass Cycle – South gate to Highwood Pass Cycling
- Holy Cross Mountain – a gorgeous ridge to the summit
- Mount Hoffman – Short, Sweet and Close
- Hummingbird Plume Fire Lookout – Cross-country skiing
- Indian Ridge to Willow Ridge – far south easy hike
- Ink Pots – via Johnson’s Canyon
- Iron Springs Loop at West Bragg Creek – Cross-country skiing
- Johnson’s Canyon & Ink Pots – A Winter Wonderland
- Junction Hill – This loop has route finding, grass lands, forest, talus slopes and a ridge.
- Kent South Peak – an accessible peak
- Larch Trees – where to find them
- Larch Valley – above Moraine Lake
- Larry’s Camp – Day 1 of 6. Backpack from Moose Meadows (Johnson’s Canyon) to Larry’s Camp.
- Mount Lawson – South Summit – Nice winter hike
- Linehan Ridge – This is the hike that provides views to the series of Lineham Ridge scrambles.
- Little Lougheed – a short summit with incredible views
- Little Ware – Mount Ware’s Little Brother
- Loder Peak via Door Jam Mountain – a short scramble ideal for shoulder season
- Mount McNab – an ideal hike for the winter doldrums
- Mount McGillivary Canyon – An obstacle course
- Midnight Peak Traverse – An enjoyable summit, with a challenging traverse
- Minnewanka (lake) from Canmore – bicycle
- Missing Link Mountain – Close & short for the shoulder season
- Mist Mountain – Second time lucky!
- Moraine Lake Road – A Bike & Hike Adventure
- Mustang Hills Loop – A small hump with many hiking options
- Mystic Pass & Mystic Lake – Day 2 of 6 Backpack. Larry’s Camp to Mystic Junction
- Old Baldy Peak – A Hike or Scramble adventure. (Not Mt. Baldy)
- Opal Ridge – North Summit – The Best Mother’s Day present
- Opal Ridge – South Summit – A More Adventurous Hike
- Outpost Lodge – a fly-in backcountry ski lodge in the Valkyr Range.
- Paradise Valley to Lake Annette – Cross-country with some avi exposure
- Paragliding – Surfing the mountain air
- Pedley Pass Ridge – A new take on an old favourite
- Picklejar Lakes – A string of four lakes, nestled in a mountain cirque.
- Pigeon Mountain – A look back in time
- Pharaoh Peak – Egypt Lake to Shadow Lake Backpack, including Pharaoh Peak
- Pocaterra Ridge – Go from North to South
- Porcupine Ridge – A ridge with some spice
- Powderface Ridge – One Summit, Two Summit – your choice
- Raspberry Ridge – A lovely ridge with lots of options
- Red Rock Canyon – an short interpretive trail in Waterton National Park
- Red Rock Parkway – a scenic cycle in Waterton National Park
- Mount Roberta – Short and Spicy
- Rummel Lake – A classic Kananaskis Ski Tour
- Sawback Lake – Day 3 of 6 backpack. Mystic Junction to Sawback, via 40 Mile Summit.
- Sentinel Pass – Via Larch Valley above Moraine Lake
- Shadow Lake – Shadow Lake to Gibbon Pass to Twin Lakes, Arnica Lake and Vista Lake
- Sheep River Road – An ideal early season cycle
- Shunga-la-she – Varied terrain with great views
- Skogan Pass – Hummingbird Plume Fire Lookout, Skogan Loop and Troll Falls
- Skyline Backpack:
- Skyline Trail – Day One: Maligne Lake to Snowbowl Campground
- Skyline Trail – Day two: Snowbowl to Tekarra Campground
- Skyline Trail – Day Three: Tekarra to Signal Trailhead
- Mount Sparrowhawk – my 8 year old’s first summit
- Stanley Glacier – Three options: view point, upper meadow or moraine
- Sulphur Mountain / Sanson Peak – Banff’s most accessible peak with amazing views
- Safe(r) Winter Routes for Snowshoe/Hikers – Kananaskis Country
- Safe(r) Winter Routes for Snowshoe/Hikers – National Parks
- Mount Temple – 11,000′ of gorgeous mountain
- Tent Ridge – An electrifying traverse
- Thunder Mountain – a long ridge scramble
- Troll Falls – Hummingbird Plume Fire Lookout, Skogan Loop and Troll Falls Cross-Country Ski
- Tonquin Valley Multiday Trip
- Tonquin Valley – Day One: Edith Cavell to Amethyst Lakes
- Tonquin Valley – Day Two: Mount Clitheroe Summit
- Tonquin Valley – Day Three: Wates-Gibson Hut
- Tonquin Valley – Day Four: Majestic Ridge (also includes Day Five hiking out)
- Tower of Babel – A bike and hike adventure
- Tunnel Mountain – Fantastic Views for Very Little Effort
- Twin Lakes – Shadow Lake to Gibbon Pass to Twin Lakes, Arnica Lake and Vista Lake
- Valkyr Outpost Lodge – Helicopter fly-in backcountry ski week.
- Vista Lake – Shadow Lake to Gibbon Pass to Twin Lakes, Arnica Lake and Vista Lake
- Little Ware – Mount Ware’s Little Brother
- Welsh Lakes – A Purcell Range Beauty
- West Wind Pass – A straight shot to an amazing view
- White Buddha Loop – short and spectacular limestone walls
- Willow Ridge, via Indian Ridge – a short hike with little elevation
- Wind Ridge – A Hike with Spice
- Wind Tower – An accessible peak
- Whiskey Jack to Tyrwhitt to Fox Creek trails – Cross-country skiing
- Confessions of a World Cup Racing Newbie:
- Confessions of a World Cup Racing Newbie – Part One
- Confessions of a World Cup Racing Newbie – Part Two
- Confessions of a World Cup Racing Newbie – Part Three
- Yates Mountain – Barrier Fire Lookout
- 52 Hike Challenge – Completed!
- Backcountry Eats – Dehydrating Dinners for beginners
- Drumlins Among Us – They are hiding in plain sight
- How to Suck Less in the Mountains, Part I – Strong Legs and Lungs
- How to Suck Less in the Mountains, Part II – Strong Mind
- My 200th Strava Activity – The power of doing something small
- Cov-Idiots. Adventuring during a Pandemic
- How Adventuring Helps me Survive Self-Isolation – a humorous look at what we consider ‘hard’.
- The Ghost of Abbot Pass – a spooky post to celebrate Halloween
- How to Keep your Phone Battery Alive in Cold Weather – tried and true tips to keep your phone alive.
- Shoulder Season Shuffle – how to not destroy trails and severely piss of bears
- Cultivating a Pack Valet Relationship – The care and feeding of your pack b!tch 🙂
- Newly Minted Ski Instructor
- Larches, larches and MORE LARCHES – where to find them