I Have Fallen: A Near Death Climbing Accident in the Canadian Rockies

“If you ride like lightning, you’re gonna crash like thunder” – The Place Beyond the Pines After waking up from a nightmare I slowly came into a reality that was far worse than what I had just experienced. “Did I get hit by a rock?” I asked several times and kept forgetting each time I […]

Winter Ambition: Whitehorse in a Day

After my Burgundy Spire Accident I had to give up mountaineering for a while. When I finally recovered enough to hike, a small run would be enough to re-injure my knee once more forcing me to be very careful with getting back in shape. With rare winter conditions it was painful to watch as many […]

Going for the Gusto: A Two Day Climb on the Torment Forbidden Traverse

Boston Basin Trailhead View "I have learned, that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours." – Henry David Thoreau The Torment Forbidden Traverse is the most extensive rock climbing route I've done to […]

Booyah! Having a Ball on the Ptarmigan Traverse

"You can take the man out of the woods, but you can't take the woods out of the man" -Gary Paulsen This was the most exciting adventure of the year. I had been wanting to do the Ptarmigan Traverse for a very long time. From having an attempt on this route and climbing Dome Peak […]

Something Wet comes this Way

When it rains, it pours! This is by far the wettest trip I’ve ever had in my mountaineering experience. Although the weather started out good, we could not escape the bad weather in time and ended up in some of the worst conditions for getting into the mountains. From soaking wet to going into snowy […]

Inspired to Climb Spire Point

Last year when heading down Eldorado Peak I saw Spire Point’s North Face blazing with sunset colors. It looked impossibly difficult, but perhaps that’s what caught my attention about this mountain. I studied maps and looked at photographs which all made it seem like a far off fantasy. Interest for this peak arised when Matt […]

The Jack Mountain Assault: A 4 Day Epic

“The one who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The one who walks alone, is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been.” -Albert Einstein Jack Mountain is rarely ever climbed due to it’s all around alpine difficulty. The Previous year Yem and I made an attempt […]

Eye Candy on Chair Peak: A Beautiful Winter Hike

This Trip Report is more of a Eye Candy Report. Enjoy! 😀 It was a Wednesday Morning when we arrived at the Alpental parking lot with semi cloudy views. The weather seemed questionable whether or not it would be a good day to see the surrounding mountains. But as always the adventure and the good […]