Featured Items of the Week
Cyrex - Microburst Pack Cover
$20 (s) - $22 (m) - $25 (l)
The Microburst pack cover is an ultra-light sil-nylon pack cover. Keep you pack and gear dry in those spring showers (or flurries), with 2 colours and 3 sizes to choose from we have all your packs covered.
PMI - Spire 10.2mm x 60m, Single Rope
The PMI SPIRE is an excellent all-around rope that is as at home on the crags as it is on long alpine routes.
Navarro - Traverse Pant and Traverse Pro Pant
The Latest offering from Navarro, the Traverse Pant is a durable softshell pant featuring a doubled knee, zippered cuff and belt friendly waist. With its sleek styling it's as at home on the mountain as it is on the patio, or in a restaurant... a fact that might save you when you're "fashionably late" from a foray to the Rockies.
Canadian Rockies Trail Guide - Brian Patton & Bart Robinson, 8th Edition
Hikers affectionately refer to Brian Patton and Bart Robinson's Canadian Rockies Trail Guide “the Bible.” When it was published in 1971, it was the first book with accurate distances and detailed descriptions to the hiking trails of the five parks of the Canadian Rockies - Banff Jasper, Kootenay, Yoho and Waterton Lakes. Several major revisions followed, including expanded coverage that included accessible provincial parks such as Mount Robson, Assiniboine, Peter Lougheed, Elk Lakes, and Akamina-Kishinena. Mow in it's 8th edition, The Canadian Rockies Trail Guide has evolved into the most comprehensive and well-known guidebook to hiking in the region.
Cyrex - Rocky Mountain 2.0 Bothy Bag
Bothy Bags are style of light weight shelter very common in Brittan. This ultra light emergency shelter is quick deploying, waterproof, and is supported by you and your storm-bound companion leaning against opposite sides. That's right, no poles. Features include a vent, waterproof seats, high visibility banding, and a round port style window to keep morale up and claustrophobia down while you wait out that "inclement weather" you weren't counting on.
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Alpine Club Calgary Forum
I'm not going home this year for Xmas, and want to ski.
Anybody interested in getting out let me know.:
A-MCR: Amateur Mountain Condition Report.
Real ones can be found at: http://www.acmg.ca/mcr/archives.asp
Last weekend during the Rampart Creek trip, groups climbed 2 o'clock falls, bison falls, balfour wall and shades of beauty. The ice was thin and a bit chandeliery, but both Bison and Balfour can be easily top roped. Climbs are coming in nicely.
Took a tour up Highwood pass this weekend with half of Calgary. Snow depth was 50-70 cm and there was wide spread evidence of the last avalanche cycle over the past few days, but nothing new slide on saturday. Skiing was good in places, but ground strikes were guaranteed (hopefully grass and not rock). Pack trail traveled fine, but breaking trail through the woods was an exercise in untangling skis from deadfall.
I've worn these boots a total of 15 days on three climbs in the past 18 months. They're great boots, but I'm looking to replace them with LS Spantiks for a Denali climb next spring. There are a few crampon scuffs, but they are otherwise in very good condition. $650 new, asking $300 OBO.