Ha d a great wintery day out on Cascade falls & Rogans Gully, Banff National Park. Conditions were excellent on Cascade and a bit thin on Rogans Gully. Such a classic above the town of Banff, hard to beat.
Pigeon Spire in the Bugaboos is one of the most eye catching mountains in Canada. Surrounded by glacier slightly dwarfed by its neighbors the Howser Towers but truly it is its angles that are curious. While ascending the West ridge it is easy to think that the coming terrain is steep and difficult but as you approach it is either just walking or easy 5th class. Although easily ascended in dry conditions Pigeon is a very sought after peak. A must do for all levels of climbers!
Spent 2 days climbing Mt Hungabee with Brad. The route we took was fantastic, a faint buttress line which avoids a lot of the choss and offers some excellent mid 5th class climbing and an amazingly exposed ridge to finish the climb.
Weather you are a climber, scrambler or just a hiker if you haven’t been to the Bugaboos you need to go check this place out. Granite spires piercing the bugaboo and Vowell glaciers like they really mean it! The climbing is world class and the hiking is jaw dropping in a true Canadian Wilderness.