My First Fifty Mountains

 Posted by on February 27, 2009  Add comments
 

Below is a list of mountains in the Canadian Rockies that I have scrambled, so far.

Please click on each mountain to read a story.

My goal was to climb/scramble/walk by fair means (no ropes) 50 peaks, mountains, or towers and although I’ve just reached that goal I hope that I’m just starting. This is nutrition for the spirit, where the soul is couched.

Now that I am done I set another goal, to go for 100, then 150, then 200 and so on till my bones, heart and other necessary accouterments’s age too far, or the world stops spinning.

For anyone who needs to discover how strong they are, not just physically, scrambles are one of the best ways to do it. Along the way there may be a few gendarmes but with team work, …. or just personal strength, I know you’ll get through to the other side.

Don’t forget to think about why you need to think about why you need to do this. An attachment will occur if you keep it up, and eventually you may feel as lucky as I do, to get were you can see farther that you ever thought possible before.

Mountain      Date Area Alt. M Vert. M
1. The Black Tusk 07/86 Van 2315 ~2300M
2. Tunnel Mountain 07/86 Banff 1690 ~350
3. Mt. Rundle Dec/15/88 Banff 2949 ~1600M
4. Mt. Temple 07/88 Banff 3543 ~1600M
5. Moose Mtn. 07/93 Kan 2437 ~600
6. Mumm Pk. 07/94 MRob 2962 ~1400
7. Heart Mtn. 07/94 Kan 2135 ~875
8. Mt. Swansea 07/94 Col 2300+ ~700
9. Mt. Nestor 07/97 Kan 2975 ~1200
10. Mt. Whyte 08/98 Banff 2983 ~1200
11. Mt. Niblock 08/98 Banff 2976 ~1200
12. Eiffel Pk. 08/98 Banff 3084 ~1250
13. Grotto Mtn. 02/98 Kan 2706 ~1300
14. Ha Ling Pk. 02/98 Kan 2680 ~700
15. Mt. Baldy 07/98 Kan 2192 ~700
16. Prairie Mtn. 08/98 Kan 2210 ~750
17. East Mt. Rundle 21/03/99 Banff 2590 ~900
18. Mt. Lady MacDonald 18/Apr/99 Kan 2700+ n/a
19. Doorjamb Mtn. 25/Apr/99 Kan ~2200 n/a
20. Squaw’s Tit 13/Jun/99 Banff 2500 1200
21. Jumpingpound Mtn. Jul/99 Kan 2200 n/a
22. Sunwapta Pk. 29/Aug/99 Jasper 3315 >1700
23. Mt. Chester Sept/99 Kan 3054 1150
24. Mt. St. Nicholas 08/Apr/00 Banff 2970 ?
25. Mt. Olive 09/Apr/00 Banff 3130 ?
26. Mt. Ware Jun/00 Kan 2500? 700
27. Mt. Yamnuska July/4/00 Kan 2500? 900
28. Mt. Glasgow Jul/15/00 Kan 2935 1310
29. Mt. Cornwall Jul/15/00 Kan 2970 500
30. Outlaw Pk. Jul/15/00 Kan 2970 500
31. Mt. St. Piran Jul/28/00 Banff 2649 900
32. Mt. Fairview Jul/30/00 Banff 2744 1000
33. Blackrock Mtn. Nov/25/00 Kan 2400+ 900+
34. Barrier Mtn. Feb/3/01 Kan 2200? 650
35. Paget Pk. Jul/4/01 Yoho 2560 1000
36. Mt. Bourgeau Jul/9/01 Banff 2930 1500
37. Mt. Cory Jul/12/01 Banff 2802 1370
38. Cascade Mtn. Jul/20/01 Banff 2998 1325
39. The Fortress Jul/23/01 Kan 3000 1000
40. Big Sister Jul/26/01 Kan 2936 1200
41. Turtle Mtn. Aug/5/01 Crows 2204 1230
42. Crowsnest Mtn. Aug/7/01 Crows 2785 1100
43. The Wedge Aug/11/01 Kan 2665 1100
44. Cirque Pk. Aug/12/01 Banff 2993 1050
45. Beatrice Pk. Aug/17/01 Koot 3125 1634
46. Mt. Ball Aug/17/01 Koot 3311 1820
47. Pigeon Mtn. Sept/16/01 Koot 2394 990
48. Mt. Allan Sept/28/01 Koot 2300 1350
49. Loder Peak Oct/15/01 Kan ? ?
50. Stoney Squaw Mountain Oct/17/01 Banff who
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Legend:
Kan=Kananaskis Country; Van=Vancouver; MRbb=Mt. Robson Provincial Park; Koot=Kootenay National Park; Crows=Crowsnest Pass; Col=Columbia (Rocky Mountain Trench); Mtn.=Mountain; Mt.=Mount; Pk.=Peak;
?=?;
¿=non-sequitor, does not compute

The dreamer whose dreams are non-utilitarian has no place in this world. In this world the poet is anathema, the thinker a fool, the artist an escapist, the man of vision a criminal.

Henry Miller
1891-1980, American Author

A thing of beauty is a joy for ever: Its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness; but still will keep a bower quiet for us, and a sleep full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing…

John Keats
1795-1821, British Poet