Vern and Anton ascend the moraine on the approach with Glacier Lake far off in the distance.

Featured Journey

Mount Forbes

Region

Icefields Parkway (South)

Date

May-01-2016

The sun catches the eastern faces of Division Mountain and the distant Lyells as we ascend the glacier.

Featured Journey

Mount Forbes

Region

Icefields Parkway (South)

Date

May-01-2016

Above everything but still climbing as we gain the west ridge. Mt. Mummery and the distant Goodsirs stand out to the south.

Featured Journey

Mount Forbes

Region

Icefields Parkway (South)

Date

May-01-2016

LANDSCAPES THAT INSPIRE

THE CANADIAN ROCKIES

Personal Explorations and Discoveries

Ben and Vern lead the descent from Resplendent with Robson in the distance.

April-10-2016

Rearguard & Resplendent

Activity: Mountaineering / Ski Touring

Region: Robson Provincial Park / British Columbia

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The summit of Mt. Remus, Banded Peak and Mt. Cornwall from the northwest ridge of Mt. Remus

October-12-2015

Mount Remus

Activity: Scrambling / Biking

Region: Kananaskis Country / Alberta

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A beautiful sunset over the Spray Lakes from near the summit of Mt. Nestor.

September-27-2015

Mount Nestor

Activity: Scrambling / Biking

Region: Smith-Dorrien / Spray Lakes / Kananaskis Country

119

Clearing skies as I near the summit on Peveril Peak

September-14-2015

Peveril Peak

Activity: Hiking / Scrambling

Region: Tonquin Region / Jasper National Park

118

The impressive north face of Verdant Peak from Verdant Pass.

September-12-2015

Verdant Peak

Activity: Hiking / Scrambling

Region: Tonquin Region / Jasper National Park

117

A stunning view of Stelfox, Allstones, Abraham and Abraham Lake from near the basin.

August-31-2015

Elliot Peak & Sentinel Mountain

Activity: Scrambling / Hiking

Region: David Thompson Country / Alberta

116

Chief Mountain from near the trailhead.

August-18-2015

Chief Mountain

Activity: Hiking / Scrambling

Region: Glacier National Park / The United States

113

Twin Falls is the highlight of the approach to Yoho Peak.

July-18-2015

Yoho Peak

Activity: Hiking / Scrambling

Region: Little Yoho Valley / Yoho National Park

106

Hilda Peak summit with Mt. Athabasca in the background.

July-10-2015

Hilda Peak

Activity: Scrambling / Climbing

Region: Columbia Icefields / Banff National Park

105

The gorgeous view of Mt. Aberdeen from Haddo Peak, with Hungabee, Lefroy and Victoria in the background.

July-09-2015

Aberdeen & Haddo

Activity: Scrambling / Mountaineering

Region: Lake Louise / Banff National Park

104

Gazing down along the humped summit ridge of Mt. Hardisty

June-27-2015

Mount Hardisty

Activity: Scrambling / Hiking

Region: Icefields Parkway (North) / Jasper National Park

102

Gazing over Replica Peak towards the Columbia Ice Fields

August-09-2014

Mount Mary Vaux

Activity: Scrambling / Mountaineering

Region: Maligne Lake / Jasper National Park

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Giant's Gate Journeys is a collection of personal trip reports profiling great destinations in the Canadian Rockies from Waterton National Park (in AB) through Mt. Robson Provincial Park (in BC), with the occassional side-trip in Western Canada.