Recent Articles

For the Tick-List: Canmore’s Scottish Gully, a 100-metre WI2

Found at the Junkyards, it was first climbed in 1975 by two legendary climbers

I Played the New Climbing Smartphone Game Crux, Here’s What to Know

A great game to keep working on boulder problems while gyms are closed

With Gyms Closed, Alberta Climbers Turn to Ice Climbing

Plus tips for climbers heading to the ice in 2021

Seven Alberta Mountain Lakes to Ice Skate with the Family

Big peaks and dramatic shorelines make Bow Valley lakes some of the best in Canada to experience wild ice skating

Alberta Mountain Skating: the boom and bust of ‘Wild Ice’

Thousands of ice skaters were using a Facebook page for conditions, but Bow Valley Wild Ice has been shut down. So, what happened?

The Halfpipe in Canmore Has Splitter 5.10 Trad Corner

The three-pitch 5.10 is located on the north face of EEOR on Mount Rundle

The Boom of Mountain Lake Ice Skating

A Facebook group, the NHL and a mad rush to skate on Canada’s wild ice

Adventures With B: Lake Louise Skating and Backcountry Skate Tips

On Nov. 9, Lake Louise froze with a near-perfect layer of ice. Plus, some backcountry skating tips

The Lighter Side of Climbing: Cold Solo and Poop on the Hand

It was a cold and snowy night in the Nor’Wester Mountains of Lake Superior in January 2001 when a free-soloing ice climber got stuck on a ledge and put his hand in his own poop

Four Times I’ve Been Gripped While Climbing

The term gripped is a colloquialism in climbing meaning in a state of fear