We had 10 days to climb, ski, snowshoe, see, do and explore as much as much of the Canadian Rockies that we could muster. I was travelling with my sister Emily Batty (2x Olympic Mountain Biker) and her husband, Adam Morka (also a ridiculously high level athlete, photographer/ videographer). Everyday was filled from before sunrise to well after sunset. We made the most out of every second and had a blast of a trip. Below is a summary of our adventures in photos. Happy Holidays!
Second last day. Hiked Johnston Canyon, skied Tramline and Fairview and then hiked up Sulphur Mountain for some hot chocolate at the summit.
Saturday we made a quick jaunt up Grotto Mountain in somewhat icy conditions. Once we crested the ridge, the winds greeted us in full force! I have forgotten how much I liked the ridge traverse from the North route to the summit of the peak. It was beautiful!
Sunday we made a drive back the Icefields Parkway in cloudy conditions. Once we arrived at Wilcox Pass, it cleared a bit and we had dramatic light for the snowshoe up and around the pass. We didn’t see any wildlife this time, but did see lots of fresh wolf and cougar tracks in the windswept snow. Here are a few photos from the day, Cheers.
Day 5 of training and playing in the Rockies. Adam, Emily and I snowshoed up Fairview Mountain and hit Saddleback Mountain on our way back down. The lighting was very easy on the eyes! I hope you enjoy the photos from our day!
Day 1 - Arrived in Calgary, drive to mountains and climbed Mt. Yamnuska with Emily and Adam. We had clear skies and beautiful lighting. Enjoy some of the photos:-)