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A Weekend at Mt. Assiniboine Provincial Park

Gear Cost Danger Discomfort These are the top three obstacles preventing people from being active outside. I hear it all the time. And I get it. Good outdoor gear is spendy. The only way to make buying this stuff more of an investment vs. a colossal waste of money is... read more

Weekday Warrior: Lake O’Hara in the Winter

Lake O’Hara is one of those places in the Canadian Rockies that is so special that it is worth the extra bit of effort to get out to. In spring of 2016, I tried tirelessly to get a bus ticket for the 22km round-trip to the lake (no private vehicles/bicycles are... read more

Weekday Warrior: Gap Mountain

I try to set a goal for my mountain adventures; in 2015 my goal was to summit 50 new mountains before year end. A snowstorm blew in after my 49th summit and my voice of reason and logic were nowhere to be found. My friend Chantel and I (along with a few of her... read more

Weekday Warrior: Sunset on Rawson Ridge

In late summer of 2015 I hiked one of my first 10,000-foot summits – a backpacking trip that brought me up for sunrise on Sarrail Mountain. With the surge of social media geotags I kept stumbling upon views from “Sarrail Mountain” that were nothing as I had remembered... read more

Weekday Warrior: Bubbles at Abraham Lake

Abraham Lake is a 32km long artificial lake on the North Saskatchewan River, located off of the Icefield Parkway near Nordegg, Alberta. It is famous for bubbles of methane gas enclosed in the ice when the lake freezes over. These bubbles are caused by methane gas that... read more

The Weekday Warrior: A morning on the East End of Rundle

Coming to the close of another weekend with @michaelmatti in Canada, we made the executive decision that before the clock ran out on our weekend we needed to get ourselves atop a mountain. Starting our day with a sunrise in Canmore and recognizing that November is... read more

5 books that will make you crave adventure

If you’re looking to experience adventure year-round, let these five books take you away. Into Thin Air – Jon Krakauer With the help of this epic account of the May 1996 disaster on Mt. Everest, you can make the trek in your mind from the safety of your home.... read more

The Weekday Warrior: 72 hours in the Canadian Rockies

Shoulder season has historically been my least favorite season. The snow pack is unpredictable as is the weather. Dry hikes are few and far between and the Rockies aren’t quite ready for us to hit the slopes. So when my good friend Michael Matti (@michalematti) called... read more

The Weekday Warrior: How I Traded my Life for Adventure

I have always appreciated spending time in nature. I’ve enjoyed hiking for as long as I can remember. But it was not until a few years ago that spending as much time as possible outdoors, at the tops of mountains, became my ultimate priority. It started... read more

From Esterhazy To Yaviza: The Van Life

Have you ever fit two full grown adults and a 100 pound dog on a twin bed? That’s what we are about to do for an undetermined amount of time, and I don’t think either of us have ever been happier. Sure, I could tell the dog to get off the bed, and maybe I... read more

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