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Getting Unusually High

Upper Joffre Lake

Not the usual view of Joffre Lake. Most are satisfied with the 5 Kilometer and 400 meter hike up to the top lake to view the surrounding mountains and glacier. This view was captured from about halfway up to the summit of Mount Tszil while hiking along the moraine.


Perhaps a Summit

Mount MacDonald

A few years ago, once at the col we had the choice to either head south or go north up to Mount Webb, since time would not allow us to bag both peaks. So while not exactly a new horizon, a climb to the summit of Mount MacDonald may definitely find a spot on next year’s todo list.

Summit Within Reach


One of the joys of climbing up mountain sides can be the lack of thinking. Other than watching your step, finding routes around or over obstacles and slogging ever upward, not much else occupies the mind other than the final destination: the summit and the feeling of accomplishment.

Sometimes happy is the absence of everyday worries.


Silvertip Mountain
Silvertip Mountain

Part of the Canadian Cascade Mountains, Silvertip sits about 25 kilometres north of the Washington/British Columbia border. Photo taken from Claimstake Mountain just south of Silverdaisy Mountain (just had to get another silver in there), both of which would be part of E.C. Manning Provincial Park  except for the pre-existing and still semi-operating copper mine.

Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge: 2015 Week #5

Mountain scene
Where’s The Car?

Stepped out to have a look at the scenery and next thing you know I’ve lost the car somewhere 1100 meters below. Which way next? But seriously,  we were on a hike up Avalanche crest in Glacier National Park and the long grey line below is Highway 1 through Roger’s Pass. Glacier Park Lodge,  a visitor information centre and the Parks Canada management facility are the wider grey area with green roofs right in the middle of the photo. Below is a shot of Avalanche Mountain.  Went past the end of trail and up along the ridge on the left until the easy scrambling ran out.

Mountain scene
Avalanche Mountain GNP