Early Season Hikes and Scrambles near Calgary!

The weather is finally getting warmer, the snow is melting, and most importantly, provincial parks have re-opened! May and June are beautiful months to get outside and enjoy nature – but in the mountains, it’s still considered to be “early season” and a lot of destinations are snow covered, especially at higher elevations or further … More Early Season Hikes and Scrambles near Calgary!

Thoughts on a Lifetime of Loving the Mountains (Bow Hut Winter Edition)

I wasn’t originally going to write a trip report on this relatively uneventful weekend, because this Bow Hut trip was really supposed to be a training weekend for doing the Wapta Traverse, which got cancelled due to the Coronavirus. So, I spent some of my extra time writing this little summary reminiscing on a time … More Thoughts on a Lifetime of Loving the Mountains (Bow Hut Winter Edition)

Cline Lakes and Mount Owen (Friend-venture Part 3)

The final installment of Victoria and Christina’s grand friend-venture is finally here. I’ll admit this is long overdue, but better late than never right?! If you missed parts one and two, you can find them HERE and HERE!   For the last part of our trip, the plan was to attempt Mount Cline, which is … More Cline Lakes and Mount Owen (Friend-venture Part 3)

Bow Hut & ‘The Onion’ & Bow Falls (Friend-venture Part 2)

I was very excited for the next couple days of our trip because this part of our journey was part of a very, very belated birthday gift for Victoria. I gifted her a stay in an Alpine Hut a couple years back, but last year, our reservation at Abbot Hut was cancelled when the mountain … More Bow Hut & ‘The Onion’ & Bow Falls (Friend-venture Part 2)

Borgeau Lake and Harvey Pass (Friend-venture Part 1) + Mulled Wine Recipe!

In mid-July, Victoria, one of my dearest and best friends, and I embarked on our fourth annual friend-venture in the Rocky Mountains. What started out as a casual girl’s weekend camping trip way back when we were rekindling an old and forgotten friendship has blossomed into a celebration of our love for adventure, the mountains, … More Borgeau Lake and Harvey Pass (Friend-venture Part 1) + Mulled Wine Recipe!

North Victoria – Kicking off 2019 Summer Mountaineering

In July 2016, I took an Intro to Mountaineering Course through Yamnuska Mountain Adventures as I was keen to develop some alpine skills so that I would be able to start climbing taller and more complex mountains. On that trip, I met a handful of awesome women who have since become dear friends and adventure … More North Victoria – Kicking off 2019 Summer Mountaineering