Kananaskis Country (Highway 742) - Alberta, Canada
Big Sister - Kananaskis Country (Highway 742)

Big Sister


The last peak in Kane's Canmore section, Big Sister. I heard good things about this peak but unfortunatly I didn't like it. Booo!
Mount Bogart - Kananaskis Country (Highway 742)

Mount Bogart


Mount Bogart, west ridge route. And more importantly I found the greatest discovery of the Canadian Rockies.
Buller Creek Peaks - Kananaskis Country (Highway 742)

Buller Creek Peaks


I had wow moment at the summit of unnamed peak, "Buller Creek Peaks". Late start really made the scenery beautiful as sun was slowly setting.
Buller Pass Circuit - Kananaskis Country (Highway 742)

Buller Pass Circuit


After one miserably failed attempt in winter, I decided to go back to Red Peak (North Buller Pass Peak) again in summer condition with Shaun.
Mount Buller - Kananaskis Country (Highway 742)

Mount Buller


Surprisingly unpopular peak, Mount Buller. Maybe it's something to do with the slab, but rewards at the summit was awesome.
Burstall Pass - Kananaskis Country (Highway 742)

Burstall Pass


Skiing at Burstall Pass. Snow wasn't quite deep enough but still we had few runs to enjoy. It was a good backcountry skiing practice for me.
Burstall Pass Peak - Kananaskis Country (Highway 742)

Burstall Pass Peak


I am pretty sure it is not only me who love snow mountains and meadows (at least to look at). Burstall Pass was the perfect place to experience such "winter" feeling.
Mount Burstall - Kananaskis Country (Highway 742)

Mount Burstall


Short but steep terrain, and yet walking on narrow ridge was worth doing for the view. I met crazy scramblers at the top.
Mount Chesmill - Kananaskis Country (Highway 742)

Mount Chesmill


Unnamed peak I had an eye on for a year. 'Mount Chesmill' I nicknamed at GR239274 offered far better view than I anticipated.
Chester Lake - Kananaskis Country (Highway 742)

Chester Lake


Snowshoe trip to ever so popular, Chester Lake. However it was my first time being there. Unlike the day before weather was so nice.
Chester Lake 11 - Kananaskis Country (Highway 742)

Chester Lake 11


Joined up with Meetup's Scrambers. Under ok weather we headed to Chester Lake ski touring.
Mount Chester - Kananaskis Country (Highway 742)

Mount Chester


After slept in late, I still wanted to go for 3000er, so I picked Mount Chester. I expected to have a decent weather, but it snowed.
Commonwealth Peak - Kananaskis Country (Highway 742)

Commonwealth Peak


Approaching from such a popular Chester/Burstall parking in Kananaskis. Many times I passed by Commonwealth Peak but finally I have done it.
Commonwealth Ridge - Kananaskis Country (Highway 742)

Commonwealth Ridge


WOW. One word to describe this scramble especially I wasn't too interested in this one before the hike. It was like enjoying watching an unexpectedly great movie.
Mount Engadine - Kananaskis Country (Highway 742)

Mount Engadine


Most of my hardcore party members skipped this hike at Mount Engadine. So it came down to Mark, the boss, from UK vs the man from Japan!
The Fortress - Kananaskis Country (Highway 742)

The Fortress


Waited for a beautiful summar day to do the Fortress, Chester to Headwall Lakes traverse. Weather wasn't great but it was still a wonderful day.
Mount Fortune to Fortulent Peaks - Kananaskis Country (Highway 742)

Mount Fortune to Fortulent Peaks


Journey to gather all the fortune to win a lottery. After years of research, I found an ancient treasure map kept hidden for centuries which I found at MEC. "M M M Mount Fortune? It must be IT!!" I thought.
Mount French - Kananaskis Country (Highway 742)

Mount French


One of the most beautiful places in KC, British Military Group, but peaks here are difficult. Mount French isn't an exception.
Galatea South - Kananaskis Country (Highway 742)

Galatea South


Unplanned second attempt to south peak of Mount Galatea. It was easy and I was able to get off the peak before storm.
Galatea South Attempt - Kananaskis Country (Highway 742)

Galatea South Attempt


Another one of my experimental trip. This time I tried south peak of Mount Galatea. I should have done this in dry condition…
Mount Galatea - Kananaskis Country (Highway 742)

Mount Galatea


My second scramble trip with COC. Mount Galatea is one of my favorite. Hiking from Chester Lake to Three Lakes Valley was spiritually healing experience.
Goat Pond South Peak - Kananaskis Country (Highway 742)

Goat Pond South Peak


Solo hike to an unnamed peak at GR099515 west of Big Sister near Canmore. Strong wind and overcast weather wasn't fun but still nice to get out.
Gusty Peak - Kananaskis Country (Highway 742)

Gusty Peak


The second scramble with Calgary Scrambling and Mountaineering Club. We went to Gusty Peak in Kananaskis Country.
Haig Glacier - Kananaskis Country (Highway 742)

Haig Glacier


I have done more than 30 hikes here in the Rocky Mountains, but I have never hiked glacier before, so this time, I decided to go to Haig Glacier.
Mount James Walker - Kananaskis Country (Highway 742)

Mount James Walker


Hiking in winter is tough. Mount James Walker wasn't an exception. It was long and long and long, but at the end of the day, there was the reward I was looking for… Beautiful view!!
Kent Ridge North Summit - Kananaskis Country (Highway 742)

Kent Ridge North Summit


Weather wasn't preferable but so what I went to Kent Ridge North Summit with CORA. Is this peak actually taller than Mount Kent?
Mount Kent - Kananaskis Country (Highway 742)

Mount Kent


There are peaks I won't do it again. Mount Kent is one of them. The reason… TOO BORING!
Mount Lougheed Attempt - Kananaskis Country (Highway 742)

Mount Lougheed Attempt


Return to Mount Lougheed in a solid rainy day. It was cold, wet, and unpleasant. But all for one reason, my quest to go over cloud!!
Little Lougheed - Kananaskis Country (Highway 742)

Little Lougheed


Back to Lougheed but not the big peaks, this time it was Little Lougheed just West of Mount Lougheed. Seeing Lougheed from Little Lougheed reminded me of the fun I had in last summer.
Mount Lougheed - Kananaskis Country (Highway 742)

Mount Lougheed


Hardcore route, climber's scramble. Doing the face of Kananaskis, 3 of the 4 peaks of Mount Lougheed was milestone of my scrambles. All 3 aspects, difficultly, distance, and elevation gain was top of the chart.
Mt. Warspite to Mt. Invincible - Kananaskis Country (Highway 742)

Mt. Warspite to Mt. Invincible


Unexpectedly the longest and most crazy scramble so far in my life. Traverse of Warspite to Invincible started normal but ended with a surprise.
Mount Nestor Attempt - Kananaskis Country (Highway 742)

Mount Nestor Attempt


A long and hard ascent at Mount Nestor. We almost made it to the peak but not quite. The snow covered summit ridge shut us down. Not quite success, but not quite failure neither hummm…
Mount Nestor - Kananaskis Country (Highway 742)

Mount Nestor


Second attempt of Mt. Nestor. This time, I didn't climb in winter and having not much snow, I was able to summit.
North Buller Pass Peak Attempt (Red Peak) - Kananaskis Country (Highway 742)

North Buller Pass Peak Attempt (Red Peak)


The 4th hike of 2010 and the first failure of 2010. We tried to go to North Buller Pass Peak but we ended up just east of Mount Buller summit.
North Kent Outlier - Kananaskis Country (Highway 742)

North Kent Outlier


A short hike at North Kent Outlier. I could take a good view of Kent Ridge for a future trip maybe. Fairly a long distance above treeline would have given a great view if weather was nicer.
Old Goat Glacier - Kananaskis Country (Highway 742)

Old Goat Glacier


Small glacier near Spray Lakes, but as early as I went, it wasn't a small glacier. It was a huge dump of snow area between deep canyons.
Read's Tower - Kananaskis Country (Highway 742)

Read's Tower


What a day I had at Read's Tower in Kananaskis. After 6 consecutive dull weather, I certainly deserve this beautiful blue sky and low cloud.
Red Ridge - Kananaskis Country (Highway 742)

Red Ridge


My top 5 hike in 2009 came right at the end of the year. The view was superb and yet another bonus, the weather was so nice to us.
Rimwall Summit - Kananaskis Country (Highway 742)

Rimwall Summit


It was supposed to be an intermediate hike but we spend more time than I expected, maybe due to the weather. It was the harshest weather of the year, but we all proved we were not quitters!!
Mount Smuts - Kananaskis Country (Highway 742)

Mount Smuts


The grand prize from Kane's scramble book, Mount Smuts. If you consider yourself a hardcore scrambler, you have to have this one in your resume.
Smutwood Peak - Kananaskis Country (Highway 742)

Smutwood Peak


With COC, I went to "Smutwood Peak". It has been in my to-do list and yes it didn't disapointed me. Beautiful place it was.
Snow Peak - Kananaskis Country (Highway 742)

Snow Peak


I took my roommate Alla to a too-long hike for an occasional hiker, but she handled very well. The view of Burstall Pass was so awesome.
South Buller Pass - Kananaskis Country (Highway 742)

South Buller Pass


Maybe I went there little too late. The view would have been better if it was pure green like in summer.
South Buller Pass Peak - Kananaskis Country (Highway 742)

South Buller Pass Peak


No matter how many times I go there, Buller Pass is enjoyable. This time I aimed for the unnamed south peak from south pass.
Mount Sparrowhawk 09 - Kananaskis Country (Highway 742)

Mount Sparrowhawk 09


Second time scrambling Mount Sparrowhawk. Among the tallest peaks of Kananaskis offers such a spectacular view from the top.
Mount Sparrowhawk 10 - Kananaskis Country (Highway 742)

Mount Sparrowhawk 10


3 times in 3 years in a row. I was once again at the top of Mount Sparrowhawk but this time it wasn't because of my choice but I was forced to join COC event.
Mount Sparrowhawk - Kananaskis Country (Highway 742)

Mount Sparrowhawk


One of the tallest mountain I have hiked in Canadian Rockies. Despite of heavy smoke in the air, the view was terrific.
Tent Ridge - Kananaskis Country (Highway 742)

Tent Ridge


Little cold but under beautiful sky, I went for a mid-long hike at Tent Ridge in KC. Climate wise, and snow wise, winter is almost there.
Three Lakes Valley - Kananaskis Country (Highway 742)

Three Lakes Valley


Ever since I came to Three Lakes Valley in summer I wanted to come back in winter. So here it is despite of cold wind, I was still satisfied.
The Tower Attempt - Kananaskis Country (Highway 742)

The Tower Attempt


Even though this officially unnamed mountain is in the popular book, not too many people hike this one.
The Tower South Ridge - Kananaskis Country (Highway 742)

The Tower South Ridge


Another unknown but will try anyway trip to south ridge of The Tower. I didn't make it to the south peak but still was very satisfying day.
The Tower - Kananaskis Country (Highway 742)

The Tower


Finally the time had came for redemption. After one failed attempt in 2008, I came back to conquer The Tower!! Despite of successful ascent, I still got my butt kicked...
Windtower - Kananaskis Country (Highway 742)



My 100th successful peak ascents of 2010. More technical with snow condition and late start hurt us little but in return we had beautiful sunset.