• Dana Couloir Climb

    Another dance with Dana Couloir

    Mount Dana (3,981m) via Dana Couloir – 17 May 2014  4.15am and time to boogie. The $9.99 watch I’d bought in Mammoth Lakes beeped surprisingly. Surprisingly, not because I was already awake, but because the day before I couldn’t change the day of the alarm, hence having to change the day of the watch to match the

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  • canada ice two oclock falls

    Multipitch Monday at Two O’Clock Falls

    My first multipitch ice climb proper was a 120m WI2 called Two O’Clock Falls in the David Thompson area of Alberta, Canada. It was a wonderful, relaxing day (yes, that’s totally possible climbing a frozen waterfall!) Parking at the road around 9.30am we made our way in through pines, following a footpack from previous climbers.

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  • Montana Prairie

    Across snowy, bygone prairies

    Canadian Road and Ice Climbing Trip Part 4 Our Bozeman adventure cake was iced with a visit to Northern Lights Trading Co., a superb outdoor store with more gear than Los Angeles’ retailers combined (the bonus of brilliant local rock and ice climbing I guess). Somehow we managed to keep our wallets closed and headed

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