A Busy Week Guiding in the Rockies.

Been a busy week with groups on Mount Fay & Little, climbing out of the Neil Colgan Hut, a Sport Climbing 101 Course, a group of 6 successful summiteers’ on Mount Temple, a day of cragging and here I sit, beer in hand, after guiding an ascent of the North East Ridge of Ha Ling with 4 of my favorite folks from Saskatoon. Tired is a reasonable descriptor for how I feel right now, given I've been getting over a cold this week. Nice to be feeling like I'm finally on the mend.

 

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The Big Beautiful Bugaboos - Trip Report

I've spent about the last 2 weeks now playing and guiding in the Bugaboos. Despite being the busiest summer we've had at Cloud Nine, and being one of the busiest weeks in general during the year, my wife Lara and I took the last week of July off for a little vacation. The following week I did a quick return to Canmore for a couple days to dry out and re-supply, and then met up with our guests for the week, Ben and Dom. For the second week we did our best to dodge the weather and get as much climbing done in the typically unstable weather that is the Bugs.

 

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Cloud Nine Guides Partner Up With Alpine Threadworks

We're super psyched to have recently partnered up with Alpine Threadworks as Ambassadors and Product Testers for their lines of custom sewn mountain products. Clean, Functional and Durable has long been what our Guides look for in their packs and we're pumped to be able to work with the owner and chief designer, Neil Warren, on a line up of products you'll be seeing us put through their paces on our future programs. Cloud Nine Guides will also be providing demos of many of the packs in the Alpine Threadworks line up so that you can try before you purchase on any of our programs.

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Mount Sir Donald With Ms. J Ormsbee

Jen Ormsbee and I had originally planned to attempt a big mixed alpine route just north of the Icefields Centre. Humble Horse on Mount Diadem would have been a great bet if it wasn't for the crazy hot temperatures we've had the last week or so, but avalanche and rockfall hazard would have been too much of a hazard to be reasonable and we needed an alternate venue. 

 

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