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Apr 17, 2011, 8:11 PM
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Daniel says "Hi" from the Rockies.



Sunday, 17 April 2011.

A bunch of guys on a course, learning rescue techniques. No not SAR, this is for ordinary glacier travel with friends.


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looks as if you're enjoying yourself. keep it up!


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Hey, Dan!


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Hey, Dan!


Give back the gear, Dan!


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What's that white stuff?


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What's that white stuff?

On Sunday, our group did "Glacier Crevasse Rescue" training on Mt. Yamnuska. The snow was almost knee-deep when we got there in the morning, and it continued to snow all day. But we were all dressed and active, and working positive, so we all had a good time.

But then, about 3:00 pm, the snow-clouds blew away and the lovely warm sunshine cheered us up. In fact the rock in front of me, where we were all working the ropes, is almost running with melt-water.

What you don't see up to the left is our rescue simulation glacier, a smaller cliff where we took turns falling over the edge, and getting rescued back to here.

The scruffy stuff in the background isn't grass -- it's lodge-pole pines and fir trees. You can see the snow-clouds disappearing over the hills, heading for Calgary, and the prairies beyond.


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dan2see wrote:
airscape wrote:
What's that white stuff?

On Sunday, our group did "Glacier Crevasse Rescue" training on Mt. Yamnuska. The snow was almost knee-deep when we got there in the morning, and it continued to snow all day. But we were all dressed and active, and working positive, so we all had a good time.

But then, about 3:00 pm, the snow-clouds blew away and the lovely warm sunshine cheered us up. In fact the rock in front of me, where we were all working the ropes, is almost running with melt-water.

What you don't see up to the left is our rescue simulation glacier, a smaller cliff where we took turns falling over the edge, and getting rescued back to here.

The scruffy stuff in the background isn't grass -- it's lodge-pole pines and fir trees. You can see the snow-clouds disappearing over the hills, heading for Calgary, and the prairies beyond.

The rockies are awesome.
I'd love to do a trip there again.


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airscape wrote:
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airscape wrote:
What's that white stuff?

On Sunday, our group did "Glacier Crevasse Rescue" training on Mt. Yamnuska. The snow was almost knee-deep when we got there in the morning, and it continued to snow all day. But we were all dressed and active, and working positive, so we all had a good time.

But then, about 3:00 pm, the snow-clouds blew away and the lovely warm sunshine cheered us up. In fact the rock in front of me, where we were all working the ropes, is almost running with melt-water.

What you don't see up to the left is our rescue simulation glacier, a smaller cliff where we took turns falling over the edge, and getting rescued back to here.

The scruffy stuff in the background isn't grass -- it's lodge-pole pines and fir trees. You can see the snow-clouds disappearing over the hills, heading for Calgary, and the prairies beyond.

The rockies are awesome.
I'd love to do a trip there again.
I'd love to do a trip there that wasn't just driving through them on the way to the bugz. (I know, but you know what I mean).


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sungam wrote:
I'd love to do a trip there that wasn't just driving through them on the way to the bugz. (I know, but you know what I mean).


Magnus, if you really want to experience the Rockies... plan a trip, buy a hammer and learn the black art of piton craft... I have a few "lines" I've spotted. They have approaches that your gear hauling stature/ability would be a benefit on.


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the_climber wrote:
sungam wrote:
I'd love to do a trip there that wasn't just driving through them on the way to the bugz. (I know, but you know what I mean).


Magnus, if you really want to experience the Rockies... plan a trip, buy a hammer and learn the black art of piton craft... I have a few "lines" I've spotted. They have approaches that your gear hauling stature/ability would be a benefit on.
I have a hammer (BD wall hammer) and in the past week or so have been working hard to master that very craft with my rope solo rig. And when I say I want to come climbing with you in the Rockies, I mean it. It's just so damn expensive getting over the ocean and the only time I could do it is in the summer, which is also the only time I can really clock up the hours to earn the money...
Dammit!


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Another good day in the Rockies. Erin took this snapshot.



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Erin hikes down. I follow.



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Daniel says "Hi" from Lake Bourgeau.



It's a warm spring day. A pair of chipmunks joined me for lunch. They have young ones at home: mother is still nursing.


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dan2see wrote:
Daniel says "Hi" from Lake Bourgeau.

[image]http://www.rockclimbing.com/cgi-bin/forum/gforum.cgi?do=post_attachment;postatt_id=5776;[/image]

It's a warm spring day. A pair of chipmunks joined me for lunch. They have young ones at home: mother is still nursing.

That sure is some beautiful country.

I would love to go again one day.

Just the 30 hour commute that's the bitch.


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airscape wrote:
That sure is some beautiful country.

I would love to go again one day.

Just the 30 hour commute that's the bitch.

Thanks, AS, I am certainly proud of my playground.
You'd think I like to brag about snow in summer, but it's not the snow I'm boasting about, it's the photographic contrast on the slopes and rock faces. Yesterday's trip was a first-time recon, I just went to look, and I don't know about climbing those rocks. But the possibilities are exciting.

Now let me get off-topic for this post:

I have lived and worked in 4 provinces and 3 states -- Ontario, Quebec, Manitoba, and Alberta -- Massachusetts, Ohio, and Minnesota --. Every one of them has a unique flavor, a different mix of hills and trees and people. But I love nature and the outdoors, so everywhere I explored what-ever it was that the place had to offer, and everywhere found beauty and adventure.

I always found something that I looked for, and something that I did not look for. I was fascinated by each region's landscape and culture.

On the other hand, there's no getting around the simple fact that my current playground is breath-takingly spectacular, challenging and fun, and best of all, accessible. The total cost for yesterday's outing was: $10.00 for gasoline, and less for a cheese sandwich for lunch. Plus I met a couple of hikers on the trail, to share a smile and a "Hello".


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It is amazing what great stuff is to be found in the outdoors.

Also some not so great stuff, plants that leaves one with deformed tissue or bleeding wounds, and insects that tear to the very fabric of your soul. (Dead honey bee = sole)

There are some awesome rocks there in the your neck of the woods, THis is what I came across on a leisurely hike:



Also this is the closest I've ever been to snow:




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Also, there are the MASSIVE ravens or crows that I came across.

I never knew a raven could be so big. It was the size of half a medium sized rottweiler!!


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Hiking the Ghost River with friends.




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A picture of the Ghost with no ice? I didn't know such things existed!


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sungam wrote:
A picture of the Ghost with no ice? I didn't know such things existed!

OK, here is GBU (Good Bad and Ugly)...
Yesterday:


Last winter:



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It really does look like a whole different place.


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