September 01, 2009

More Rockies

Morning on the Icefields Parkway.

Shortly after I made the last post about Winter settling in to the Rockies, the clouds disappeared, the sun came out and the weather split. Of course, I've been working way too much to take advantage of the splitter conditions, but really, that's probably a good thing since it gives me a legitimate excuse not to epic in the alpine on my few days off. Instead, I've become a crag rat (and not very good one since I still manage to fall off almost every climb I try). My friend Ben even said something the other day - after I got annihilated on a pitch at the Back of the Lake - that sounded a lot like, "Nice try man. You gave that a solid 85% effort." Arrrrrgh, the truth hurts.

The mighty Athabascahorn.

Crossing the Boundary Glacier to reach A2.

A close up of the dots in the previous photo.

This is one hole you don't want to mess with. A millwell on the Peyto Glacier, Wapta Icefields. One minute I'm telling my clients not to get near this thing, and the next minute I'm jumping over the gaping maw and shooting this photo mid-flight.

And another morning on the Icefields Parkway. Honestly, after waking up too many times at 2am, this vista loses some of its appeal.

This vista on the other hand is always good for a chuckle. I found this recently in the logbook at the Peyto Hut on the Wapta Icefields. The detail is fantastic but what are these guys saying about Telemarkers?

And more from the same artiste. I believe that these works will be going on a Canada wide tour in the coming year.

2 comments:

Titanium said...

As always, your photography is astounding. The artwork made me laugh and spit coffee on my keyboard. Good stuff!

Evan Stevens said...

I think it was "way to give it 85%" but to me it looked like about 60%...