Tag Archives: Mount Rundle

Banff, Canada: After The Fire

The fire on the night of 28/29 December dramatically changed the focus of the trip. With nothing but what I was wearing when I evacuated the hotel into -25oC, the priorities for the next few days were somewhat heavily circumscribed: … 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: Snow, mountains and blue sky reflections

When I’m not skiing I like to follow one of the many winter trails around Banff, some longer and more arduous than others.  One Sunday afternoon I took my camera and new snowshoes for a gentle 6-mile trek out along … Continue reading

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Canadian Rockies: Flashback in Sundance Canyon

The skiing and trekking in the Rockies are finished now and I’m back home.  But there are still a couple of things to write about. Beginning with my jaunt to Sundance Canyon.  I went there first in January 2011 after … Continue reading

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Canadian Rockies: to the top of Sulphur Mountain

During the last 10 days or so of my stay in the Canadian Rockies I decided to concentrate my efforts on trying to improve my skiing.  With fresh falls of snow the conditions changed from the ‘hard-pack’ with which I … Continue reading

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Canadian Rockies: the icy expanse of Vermilion Lakes

Come Saturday and after 5 days of skiing, thigh muscles starting to rebel,  I was ready for a break.  So after an annual ritual of a large celebratory Melissa’s Breakfast with my daughter and her husband and waving them goodbye … Continue reading

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