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August 30, 2009

A Cirque of Towers

From Wild Iris we drove back to Lander and waited for a day while a low pressure system and associated thunderstorms and cold temps passed through the area. Unfortunately it brought snow to quite low levels, and dropped 4 inches (sorry we speak imperial these days) in the Cirque of…
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Alpine RockMountaineeringTravelUSA
August 21, 2009


We bailed from Yellowstone hoping to escape the crowds of tourists, but arriving at Jenny Lake Visitor Centre, at the foot of the Teton Range we realised the traffic jams, parking hassles and throngs of people weren't going to be that easy to leave behind. We were hoping to climb…
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August 1, 2009

The Bugaboos

Our arrival in the Bugaboos (Purcell Range, south-eastern BC) coincided with the end of a two day storm and the beginning of a forecast fine spell. After nine days of perfect weather with not a single afternoon storm, we walked back out (with no food left), and that evening it…
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July 13, 2009

Brewer’s Buttress

After our time at Lake Louise, and a couple of days driving out to Drumheller, we spent a few days hanging out at Paul Rogers' place in Canmore (thanks Paul and Tana!) - nice to spend a few nights out of the van... The limestone cragging round Canmore is pretty…
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