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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
This past May long weekend the Section once again held its annual Thrashers climbing weekend. Mary-Anne and her son Dominic and they wanted to thank the volunteers for the experience they had on the recent Thrashers weekend.
[report by Don Chodzicki] It's already November and it is hard to bellieve we haven't had a trip blog for so long, so let me bring you up to speed. In 2012 the Saskatchewan Section had some of their most successful climbing trips yet. In January the club had such a high demand to go [...]
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 [...]
by: Kevin Esler Date: January 21-22, 2012 Attendees: Jeff Dmytrowich, Howard Hemingson, Kevin Esler Ice climbing is sometimes considered a dangerous sport. One of the biggest causes of danger in the sport is lack of knowledge and experience. As the three of us are finally at the age where we are slowly admitting [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]