For the second year in a row, Manny, Neil and I decided to tackle hiking Northover Ridge in a single day push. Northover Ridge is a spectacularly beautiful backpacking trail in Kananaskis Provincial Park that most people take around 3 days to complete, camping at Aster Lake and Three Isle Lake. Manny had done this … More The Northover Ridge Challenge!
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)
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!
Originally posted on May 30, 2017 I’ve always been more of a “wait until inspiration strikes” kind of writer, but travelling in Peru, was such an amazing trip I just had to write about it! I had several incredible experiences that have inspired me to finally pick up the pen (ahem, keyboard) again. From surfing in Lima … More Lighting it up in Peru!
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
Trip Stats! Round trip time and distance: Approximately 5-7 hours and 13 kms Elevation Gain and Max Elevation: 1,196 m; 3,054 m If you live in the Calgary or the surrounding area, it’s likely that you’ve hiked or snowshoed to the incredibly popular Chester Lake in Spray Valley Provincial Park in Kananaskis Country. It’s an … More Mount Chester Scramble
This post was originally published on my old blog in August 2015. I still think it rings true today – and after writing this post I think my own attitude towards travel and why I travel shifted for the better. Wanderlust is all the rage nowadays. I was walking through Chapters the other day and … More Wanderlust & “Real” Travel; or why you don’t need an airplane ticket to”Find Yourself”
I love the art of written word, so much so that I think about writing all the time. At least, I used to… Language Arts (or English) was my favourite school subject, and for most of my adolescence, my dream career was to be a writer. I am constantly trying to put together tales in … More Some thoughts on writing