Tag Archives: Bow River

Banff, Canada:  The Hoodoos Trail

Though skiing has been the main focus of my visits to the Canadian Rockies since I first came for Christmas 2010 they have always been about more than that.  Especially so since I invested in a pair of ice cleats … Continue reading

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Canadian Rockies and Greek Islands: looking back, looking forward

So far 2016 has had its share of setbacks.  A minor viral infection in January which kept me indoors in Banff for two day and impaired activities for the rest of the stay.  A skiing accident resulting in a dislocated … Continue reading

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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: 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: walking slightly nervously on the wild side.

Almost at the end of my stay in Canada, on the last of my days off from skiing, I set out to trek along the Bow River to the Hoodoos, thin pinnacles eroded in soft sedimentary rock. It was 4 … 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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