15 11, 2015

Adventures of Greg, Howard, and Adrien on Ice

2016-10-30T13:11:14+00:00 November 15th, 2015|climbing, trip reports|

by Greg McKee. Howard Hemingson, Adrien Hounjet, and I had a great day out on February 21st. We drove to Field, B.C., and Climbed Carlsberg Column, on Mount Dennis, about a kilometer west of the town centre. When we’d finished the climb we rappelled down and hung a top rope over Cascade Kronenberg [...]

9 01, 2015

Ice Climbing – Choppers III, March 2014

2016-10-30T13:11:15+00:00 January 9th, 2015|climbing, trip reports|

With about 3 years of rock climbing experience, my only exposure to climbing on ice was some top roping at the temporary ice wall members of the SK Section erected at the Winter Shines Festival at Farmers Market. Ice climbing seemed to be the next likely step and most definitely a cool alternative (pun not intended) to rock.

17 06, 2013

Thrashers Weekend 2013 – Scrambles

2013-06-18T09:56:01+00:00 June 17th, 2013|climbing, trip reports|

Part of the activities for Thrashers Weekend was the opportunity to do some scrambles.  On Saturday, two of us made the quick ascent of Baldy, the peak just above Barrier Bluffs.  The weather was fine and the views were nice.  We even made it down in time to take in a quick climb of two [...]

17 06, 2013

Thrashers Weekend 2013 – Training

2016-10-30T13:11:16+00:00 June 17th, 2013|climbing, training, trip reports|

This year's Thrashers Weekend was filled with activity even though the weather wasn't the best. Friday was used as a training course for belaying and setting up top-rope anchors.  Many of our Section's rope leaders attended, working mostly on "D" slab at Wasootch.  It was great to see so many rope leaders out for this [...]

7 05, 2012

Where Does Your Money Go?

2013-02-09T23:05:27+00:00 May 7th, 2012|climbing|

The Saskatchewan Section helps support a few worthy organizations.  One of these is TABVAR (The Association of Bow Valley Rock Climbers), an organization that works to upgrade anchors and existing bolts on certain rock routes in the area.  The Section received the following note related to our 2011 donation:The Bow Valley welcomes climbers near and [...]

30 01, 2012

You Want to Climb Ice, Eh?

2016-10-30T13:11:17+00:00 January 30th, 2012|climbing, training|

by Jeff Dmytrowich Climbing ice sculpted like blue glass can be one of the most demanding, exhilarating, and beautiful forms of climbing. Waterfall ice is a wonderfully varied medium, it can form in sheets, smears, pillars, bulges, grooves, icicles, roofs, cones, chandeliers and cauliflowers. It can also range in hardness from concrete to ice cream [...]

29 07, 2011

Annual Mountaineering Camp

2016-10-30T13:11:17+00:00 July 29th, 2011|activities, climbing, mountaineering camp, training, trip reports|

by Dave McCormick From July 21 to 26, the Section held its Summer Mountaineering Camp, this year at the Peyto Hut on the Wapta Icefield. Every imaginable weather accompanied us during the week, from rain to snow to solar furnace. A total of 18 participants, some new to any kind of mountaineering, spent the week [...]