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…

Climbing the Bugaboos, 2016

I’m no stranger to the Bugaboos. I first visited in 2014 with my friend Tyler. It had been a dream to visit the Bugaboos since I first learned of their existence sometime in the early 2000’s. As I entered the rock climbing world, it was immediately clear that the Bugaboos were more than just another…

Bugaboos 2014

“Why isn’t Tyler answering my messages?” I was starting to wonder. Maybe he had found better partners? I had sent him a few messages with desperate sounding messages like “Lets go to the bugaboos this weekend!”. Ok, maybe it was a bit last minute, but if there’s one person I can count on for last…

Haddo Peak

Late on Wednesday afternoon, I saw a callout to anyone interested in climbing Mt. Aberdeen in the Lake Louise group the next day on Facebook by Will Gadd. I had to work of course, but heck I can’t pass up an opportunity like that, so I popped him a message, and we were set. Meeting…

Mt Victoria, SE Ridge

Mt Victoria is probably my first real alpine climb (at least one where I actually touched the summit!). I joined a large group of hikers with a plan of taking over the Abbot Pass hut, and if the planets aligned, make a summit attempt on Mt. Victoria with a small group who were keen to…

Bailing on Whooley/Diadem

Back when I first got into climbing, it was all about the big Canadian Rockies Peaks. In May, I had my first introduction to roped climbing with an ACC course, learning the ropes with a few dozen other intermediate and beginner climbers. I was learning to climb so I could (someday) climb 5.10a (my big…