November 03, 2014

Fall in the Canadian Rockies - Mt Athabasca, Mt Lorette and Echo Canyon


Climbing up the summit ridge of Mt. Athabasca with Andromeda and the Columbia Icefields in the background.

After a summer of lift-access guiding in Europe, it was refreshing to spend the the last few days of the season toughing it out in the Canadian Rockies. Here are some shots from a Thompson Rivers University Mountain 2 Course that took place in the Bow Valley and The Columbia Icefields. 


Climbing the Ridge on Mt. Lorette in K-Country.


Check out the steez on these guys!


Climbing the low-angle ice on the North Glacier of Athabasca.


Heading down. The arid landscape is reminiscent of climbing in the Andes.


Looking north towards Jasper.


And some fun climbing on the 4-pitch Prospect in Echo Canyon. The 3rd pitch is the best 5.10 in the Bow Valley. 


Rapping off with the Coliseum glowing in the afternoon light in the background.

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