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Banff, Canadian Rockies: last trek, early bath

The shoulder injury I wrote about in my last blog post did not respond to treatment anywhere near as quickly as hoped so regrettably I went for the early bath and flew home.  I guess the body heals more slowly … Continue reading

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Banff, Canadian Rockies: a walk on the lake

On one of my days-off from skiing I fastened snowshoes on my pack and headed out northwards from Banff along the Bow River, then along its tributary Echo Creek, crossed the Trans Canada Railway at the point where a Canadian … Continue reading

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Banff, Canadian Rockies: climate contrast

Completing my blog posts about the summer in the Greek islands I wrote about Kalymnos that it was: “only a short stay but a good way to round off the summer and pause for thought before heading for the Canadian … Continue reading

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Canadian Rockies: fiery peaks and blue sky farewell

I’m back in Grey Britain now having bid a nostalgic “au revoir” to Banff and the Rockies.  It was not sunny the whole time I was there, thankfully now and again clouds moved over from the west and dropped snow … Continue reading

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Canadian Rockies: A very different walk

Warning: this is long and may get very boring The RCMP officer was polite but firm.  I was on the wrong side of the tracks and I couldn’t cross.  The road was closed and so was the trail which at … Continue reading

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Canadian Rockies: Climate change

I haven’t been coming to the Canadian Rockies long enough to know what the norm is in terms of weather.  So this is a snapshot looking back 5 years. In the UK we have ‘weather’, pressure systems blown in in … Continue reading

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Canadian Rockies: cold fingers and icebows

Usually I ski 3 days and then have a day off to let my legs have a rest.  On ‘rest’ days I usually go walking which is more my métier.  However, during the last week I skied 5 consecutive days.  … Continue reading

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Canadian Rockies: a walk along the Bow River at Banff

Thursday was another day off skiing.  I don’t have the stamina or the lift pass to ski every day.  I took my skis in for a service – sharpen the edges and wax – and set out to follow a … Continue reading

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Canadian Rockies: to the top of Tunnel Mountain

Tunnel Mountain used to be called ‘Sleeping Buffalo’ by the indigenous Nakoda people because from certain directions it looks like ………. a sleeping buffalo.  Knew a thing or two about naming places did the original inhabitants of North America.  Now … Continue reading

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Independence, risk and narrow escapes.

I was brought up in an area of Salford near Manchester described in a book by Robert Roberts called ‘The Classic Slum’, an appellation coined for it in the mid 19th Century by Friedrich Engels who had interests in cotton … Continue reading

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