Ha Ling & Miner’s Peak
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Aside from the Three Sisters, Ha Ling Peak is probably Camore’s most iconic landmark. A subpeak of larger Mount Lawrence Grassi, a multipeaked massif that towers more than 1,000 meters above the bustling mountain town, Ha Ling’s sheer north face … Read More

Mount Andromache
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Rising to 3394 meters (11,135 feet), Mount Hector is one of the tallest and most recognizable peaks along Banff’s Icefields Parkway. Immediately north of Hector stands Mount Adromache, less familiar and much more modest in stature. In 1948, the Alpine … Read More

Little Arethusa
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When winter weather rolls into the Rockies, the quest for smaller objectives begins. The day before our three-night getaway at Mount Engadine Lodge, an early-season snowstorm nailed Kananaskis. With some summit forecasts calling for upwards of 30 centimeters (nearly a … Read More

Little Lougheed
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After a wonderful stay at Mount Engadine Lodge in 2022, we were excited to have planned a return visit this fall. Our first getaway was over the first weekend in October. We decided to take advantage of the lodge’s low-season … Read More

Skoki: Packer’s Pass Peak & Fossil Mountain
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The Skoki area is undoubtedly one of our favorite parts of Banff National Park, and one we’ve found ourselves habitually returning to. A day trip out here doesn’t come easy, however. Pretty much any journey out to this scenic swath … Read More

Little Hector
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Sitting about 20 km north of Lake Louise along the Icefields Parkway, Little Hector is an outlying summit of 11,135-foot (3394 m) Mount Hector. One of the fifty-four 11,000-footers in the Canadian Rockies, the peak was named in honor of … Read More

Mount Schaffer
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At the start of our six-month stay in Golden in 2022, I told Stephan that hiking the Lake O’Hara Alpine Circuit was on my must-do list. I followed that up by informing him that visiting the area would also require … Read More

Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park
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Sitting along the Continental Divide, 3,618-meter (11,870’) Mount Assiniboine is the centerpiece of this eponymous backcountry park. Affectionately nicknamed the ‘Matterhorn of the Rockies’ for its resemblance to the iconic Swiss peak, Mount Assiniboine is the highest summit in the … Read More

Bow Peak
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After a gorgeous hike up Tent Ridge the previous day, we thought we’d take advantage of the lovely weather and smoke-free skies to bag another Rockies summit. The air quality forecast looked surprisingly promising, and after such a clear day … Read More

Tent Ridge, Kananaskis
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About an hour south of Canmore off the Smith Dorrien Trail, Tent Ridge is a Kananaskis favorite with high reward for little work. Clocking in at just 6.4 miles (10 km) with 2,650 feet (810 m) of elevation gain, the … Read More

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