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Forum: Alberta Hiking   01-01-2016, 02:33 PM
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Posted By Arcturus
Unfortunately I can't link to any of my photos at...

Unfortunately I can't link to any of my photos at the moment, but I came down the north side from the summit of Remus back in October and think you would have a hell of a time. At minimum you would...
Forum: Alberta Hiking   09-07-2015, 03:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,590
Posted By Arcturus
There's actually a third option: traversing a...

There's actually a third option: traversing a slightly exposed scree bench below the summit of what I've dubbed "Mt. Jimmy Thompson" (the unnamed peak between Simpson and Thompson). You'll find the...
Forum: Alberta Hiking   09-06-2015, 11:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,207
Posted By Arcturus
Maybe they should replace the group restrictions...

Maybe they should replace the group restrictions with some skill testing questions at the trailhead?

Robot Voice: "We've determined that you're a moron. Please enjoy your excursion around the...
Forum: Canadian Rockies Hiking   09-06-2015, 11:51 PM
Replies: 1,098
Views: 194,976
Posted By Arcturus
Photos on Facebook show about 10-20cm of snow on...

Photos on Facebook show about 10-20cm of snow on the ground along sections of the Skyline Trail, with word that some people are bailing out to Wabasso and difficulties around the Notch. This should...
Forum: Canadian Rockies Hiking   05-27-2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 1,098
Views: 194,976
Posted By Arcturus
Rundle (the West Summit) was bone dry to the top...

Rundle (the West Summit) was bone dry to the top with some mild cornices along the summit ridge.
Forum: Canadian Rockies   09-18-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,676
Posted By Arcturus
When Eric and I did Storm we came down a gully...

When Eric and I did Storm we came down a gully with tons of loose black soil which made us look like coal miners by the time we made it back to the car.
Forum: Canadian Rockies   09-10-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,606
Posted By Arcturus
Really nice shots Zeljkok! Aside from the views...

Really nice shots Zeljkok! Aside from the views another great thing about Boundary is that it can be done in about 3 hours (return) at a moderate pace and few people know about it.

Did the gnome...
Forum: Alberta Hiking   07-02-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,696
Posted By Arcturus
Our group no-trace camped at the upper lake as...

Our group no-trace camped at the upper lake as well. The night views were fantastic without the slightest hint of light pollution.
Forum: Canadian Rockies   06-19-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,038
Posted By Arcturus
Thanks for the report. I'm headed there tomorrow....

Thanks for the report. I'm headed there tomorrow. :)
Forum: Canadian Rockies Hiking   06-07-2014, 01:04 AM
Replies: 1,098
Views: 194,976
Posted By Arcturus
Would a week or so from now be too early for the...

Would a week or so from now be too early for the likes of the Wedge or Skogan Peak? Recent reports from Mary Barclay's and Lorette looked promising, but I haven't poked my nose in the region since...
Forum: Alberta   06-05-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,044
Posted By Arcturus
Nice trip! Would an attempt towards the end of...

Nice trip! Would an attempt towards the end of summer require any glacier travel?
Forum: Other Regions Hiking   04-18-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,432
Posted By Arcturus
Another vote for the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. I...

Another vote for the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. I had a beautiful day and did the side-trip up Ngauruhoe (it's pure volcanic sand - painful ascent but almost instant descent) and it was absolutely...
Forum: Alberta Hiking   12-29-2013, 07:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 13,290
Posted By Arcturus
Includes "Highway 93 North"... hope he hasn't...

Includes "Highway 93 North"... hope he hasn't sullied himself with any of that Jasper nonsense!
Forum: Canadian Rockies   09-10-2013, 03:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,715
Posted By Arcturus
I just got back to Edmonton from Willingdon and I...

I just got back to Edmonton from Willingdon and I got 3,361m (11,027 ft. - same as Vern) for Crown and 3,349m (10,988 ft.) for South Tower. I'm not clear on what the "rules" are, but South Tower...
Forum: Canadian Rockies   09-06-2013, 04:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,715
Posted By Arcturus
Those become more impressive when you express...

Those become more impressive when you express them as the "160 chainers". Real men leave the ropes at home and bring chains instead. [8D]
Forum: Alberta Hiking   09-06-2013, 08:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,317
Posted By Arcturus
"Im gonna slay that mountain like a roofied girl...

"Im gonna slay that mountain like a roofied girl at a college mixer"

They seem like a classy bunch too.
Forum: Canadian Rockies   09-04-2013, 10:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 10,572
Posted By Arcturus
Nice. Thanks for this.

Nice. Thanks for this.
Forum: Alberta Hiking   09-04-2013, 02:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,849
Posted By Arcturus
I see. Yeah, both the hut and The Onion are above...

I see. Yeah, both the hut and The Onion are above that very dark shadow along your route.

Bow Hut isn't much of a destination in itself, and we got turned back from The Onion due to a storm, but...
Forum: Canadian Rockies   09-04-2013, 02:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,715
Posted By Arcturus
Thanks for the information Vern. That and these...

Thanks for the information Vern. That and these trip reports should help us a lot.
Forum: Alberta Hiking   09-04-2013, 12:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,849
Posted By Arcturus
Is Iceberg Lake easily reached from Bow Hut? I...

Is Iceberg Lake easily reached from Bow Hut? I got the impression that both the hut and The Onion are on a higher shelf than the lake and that some downclimbing would be involved.
Forum: Alberta Hiking   09-04-2013, 11:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,280
Posted By Arcturus
I've heard a number of hikers mention the "scary...

I've heard a number of hikers mention the "scary exposure" on Devil's Thumb. I can't speak to that ascent myself (likely mild exposure by scrambling standards), but you'll have no such issue on...
Forum: Canadian Rockies   09-03-2013, 05:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,715
Posted By Arcturus
Would ascending the west ridge to summit...

Would ascending the west ridge to summit Willingdon, traversing over to Crown and then descending from the Willingdon/Crown col along the south ridge work well as a loop given the conditions? I'm...
Forum: Canadian Rockies   08-27-2013, 09:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,807
Posted By Arcturus
Awesome stuff Vern and Raff, and a great read as...

Awesome stuff Vern and Raff, and a great read as well!
Forum: Canadian Rockies   08-27-2013, 09:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,879
Posted By Arcturus
Wow, those smoke shots are amazing.

Wow, those smoke shots are amazing.
Forum: British Columbia   08-27-2013, 12:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,829
Posted By Arcturus
That group of peaks definitely makes for a long...

That group of peaks definitely makes for a long but spectacular day. Steven and I forced ourselves up both summits of Kerr at the end, but we definitely paid for it!



I agree 100%, and have...
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