So let the winter season end as it begun – with a caption competition. More “A Competition…”
Following our reports of easy access to the Ghost, the others decided they must go in. More “The Ghost – part 2 – ‘Fang and Fist’”
We hardly made it along highway 1A, so deep was the fresh snow and I was starting to have doubts as regards the wisdom of this trip. More “The Ghost – Part 1”
Here you see most of the crew gathered (where else) in the Drake. More “A Picture Paints 1000 Words…”
The Icefields Parkway was not in very good nick. Not so much the road but the others couldn’t see the lovely scenery. More “Icefields Parkway”
Worth zooming in on this one. John Hollands encounters moose on way uo Evan-Thomas creek, Kananaskis.
The routes in there are in excellent condition. Here is a picture of Christian on ‘Moonlight’ taken by Paul looking across from ‘Snowline’. Pity he’s wearing dark colours but when you make him out its a sensational shot!!
The top pitch of ‘Moonlight’ is sensational this year. Here you see John (Sealy) cruising the top curtain. He found two screws and QDs in situ. Later we saw on the Gadd website that a fellow had taken a whopper, fortunately uninjured, from the top pitch. He’s coming over from Calgary tomorrow, with a crate of beer, to retrieve them!
Hardly another person at Nakiska ski resort today……
Big prize for anybody who can name Terry’s new axes!
Really make everything a notch easier, I feel.
Just getting into the swing of it again. Been very warm here but forecast minus 12°C tonight with high minus 5°C tomorrow. But the promised plastic ice and associated ‘soft touches’ have all gone, I’m afraid (not the ice, just the soft touches).