Waterton July 24 – 31, 2016 Scrambles Camp

NSH Forums Trip Reports Waterton July 24 – 31, 2016 Scrambles Camp

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    William Myrtle
    A group of 7 adventurers from Vancouver set out in the last week of July, 2016 to climb peaks (8400 ft plus) in Waterton Park, by going straight up the mountains – something called SCRAMBLING.  A peak a day keeps the doctor away, I guess,  or  guaranteed to check your heart strength and function.  The pictures below will provide a better idea of the week’s activities.
    Happy Trails,
    Waterton Lake NP in SW Alberta, on a glorious day in July

    The team beginning an ascent
    Getting High in the Mountains – the proper way to get high
    Always remember to enjoy the view that comes your way
    The goal – climb that mountain straight up – this is SCRAMBLING – no trails past this point, just 1500 million year old sedimentary rock


    Helmets on for rock fall possibilities – always tread gently and carefully in life
    Keep a forward perspective in all things, but reflecting from where one has come is also instructive
    Three old youngsters on the top – a task well done is satisfying


    Ridge walking on broken scree at 8000 feet elevation – a cake walk after scrambling
    Summiting another peak – heaven must be a wonderful place
    Standing exactly on the USA/Alberta/British Columbia border – no border guards here to check for fruit in your lunch – with a kilometre drop but a step away
    Can you find the wet hikers between the Beargrass flowers?
    Hail/rain comes quickly in the mountains –  be prepared – but enjoy each moment of the changing day –  variety is the spice of life
    Find the marmot in the rocks – camouflage in Nature
    Our friendly Columbian Ground squirrel, camp robber and beggar
    A mountain sheep, very proud of himself and his home
    Yeah, though I walk through the valley…. I WILL ‘see the beauty’
    Summer flower time is short in the alpine,  enjoy the sun and warmth that comes your way – this Beargrass is unique only to the Waterton Park area of Canada 
    Our wonderful and competent Scrambling team of mountaineers – from left – John, Roger, Youliana, Mark, Bill (leader), Swavik, Herb (kneeling, giving thanks for all of our blessings)
    • This topic was modified 2 years, 1 month ago by   William Myrtle.

    Katy Poon

    I cannot see the photos… Will it be just my browser ?

    Any advices, please.  Thanks.  Katy


    Matthias Muschol

    The same for me = the photos do not show …

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