Loder Peak

 Posted by on October 15, 2001  Kananaskis Provincial Park  Add comments
Oct 152001

Oct 15/2001

Doorjamb Mountain and Loder Peak. Well…it’s not always that you can squeeze two peaks into 1:23. Got to Doorjamb first, that was at 1:06. Down to the car in 2:38.

The scramble to Doorjamb is easy except for the steep section which may be characterized as moderate, but not very. The section of ridge from Doorjamb to Loder is easier and fun too.

Took my new digital camera this time. It’s light and the pics are for free as long as I have a computer to down load to. Perhaps Microsoft will fix that for me. New OS, no pics.

It was the first new peak for a while, with respect to the pace I’ve taken this year that is; which was frenetic compared to the laid back yesteryears. I felt very strong today, like I could keep pushing and pushing.

I know why I feel so strong inside. It’s the vegetarian diet.

Back to the mountain. If your looking for an enjoyable scramble with lots of slabs to walk up, then this is well worth it. I like it better than the more popular Heart Mountain across the valley.

To get there just drive to the Exshaw-Sebee turnoff on the trans-Can, go to the 1A, go left (west) past Mount Yamnuska to the ridge, turn left at the gravel pit (I think that’s what it is) then immediately right and park on the gravel shoulder. The ridge awaits you only five minutes away. Have a good one, but take wind gear, she a breezy.

Next: Live like me for about 24 hours. A rambling preamble to the Middle not the Little but wish it were but she wasn’t a sister.

espair is the price one pays for setting oneself an impossible aim. It is, one is told, the unforgivable sin, but it is a sin the corrupt or evil man never practices. He always has hope. He never reaches the freezing-point of knowing absolute failure. Only the man of goodwill carries always in his heart this capacity for damnation.

Graham Greene
1904-1991, British Novelist