Climbing Castle Mountain

Climbing Castle Mountain

4:30am. I’ve never been one for alpine starts but climbing Castle Mountain is a big day. 1400m elevation gain and 13 pitches of beautiful rock.

Castle Mountain
Castle Mountain

I met Fred at 5am at the Castle Lookout parking lot and we headed up the trail in the dark. Continue reading “Climbing Castle Mountain”

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Castle Mountain in Spring

Castle Mountain in Spring

It feels like spring at Castle Mountain. While the mornings are still chilly (-22C last Sunday), it sure warms up during the day. Over two days of cross-country skiing around the hostel and downhill skiing at Lake Louise the sun shone brilliantly and warmed me up even when the air was still cool.

Castle Mountain
Castle Mountain
Michael enjoying a fast ski
Michael enjoying a fast ski
The sound of trains passing in the night is one of the things that defines this palce
The sound of trains passing in the night is one of the things that defines this place
Cell phone tower
Cell phone tower and still-snowy mountain tops