The Sugar Cube

There are some awesome, hidden gems all over the Canadian Rockies. Venturing out beyond the usual ski touring haunts, it’s easy to find some amazing lines quickly, and often with not a lot of effort. The sugar cube is a perfect example of a quick day trip that rewards a short drive and approach with…

Surprise Pass, Lake Louise Alberta

Over the past few years, we’ve been working to up our ski touring game, exploring new zones, finding secret stashes and also revisiting some of the classic lines of the Rockies. Surprise Pass, near Lake Louise Alberta is one of those iconic backcountry lines that deserves a revisit at least once per year. This classic…

ProMaster Van Conversion Part 3 – Flooring

For flooring, we chose some really simple click-lock laminate flooring from Rona. It was reasonably inexpensive, durable, and extremely easy to install. Our van was a Bakery delivery van in it’s previous life, so it had a 3/4″ plywood subfloor already included, however it was very… nasty. Prior to re-installing (post insulation), I pulled it…

The Gmoser on Mt. Louis, Another Bucket List Alpine Climb

Before I ever got into climbing, Mt. Louis was always one of the top mountains I wanted to someday stand on the summit of. It is a pretty famous mountain in both climbing and non-climbing circles due partially to its prominence above the valley floor, and also due to the fact that all routes require…

The Tall Storey (8 pitches, 5.11c)

It has always been a dream of mine to climb a massive, unbroken, slightly overhanging wall. It was one of the main motivations for me to improve as a climber, so that one day I could access these routes. Back in 2015, I climbed The Tall Storey, a route that offered all that I was…