Tag Archives: Tunnel Mountain

Christmas in the Canadian Rockies

First, lets do the festive stuff:  Happy Christmas to all. Climate change is having weird effects.  There is no doubt that this is real winter but not as icy or snowy as in the previous eight years. In 2010 temperatures … 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: 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: Winter trails around Banff.

Before I turn my attention to Greece, for those who may be interested in following them, below is a summary of some of the walks I did during my recent visit to Banff.  They were tracked using the ‘Endomondo’ app … 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: 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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