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Mt. Kilimanjaro - 19,340 ft. (5,895m)

January 27 - February 16, 2013

Where Lucille has been for the past 24 hours.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Lake Louise

Mike and I decided to spend the day skiing at Lake Louise so that we would be more comfortable on the Logan trip. The weather was great, and the snow wasn't too bad. We had a good time, but I'm not too sure that my skills improved very much. I guess I'll see next month when I'm trying to get down off of Logan.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Columbia Icefields

Mike and I decided to do a bit of practicing for the upcoming Mount Logan expedition so we headed out to the Columbia Icefields planning on spending a few days tenting and possibly heading towards Mount Columbia.

This is Mike carrying a heavy load. We didn't get going very early today but we made fairly good time travelling on the glacier. No danger of falling in a crevass here so we didn't need to be roped up.

It was quite windy by the time it was time to start setting up camp so that we could finish before dark. After setting up camp we melted snow for water and I made supper. It was so windy that cooking outside was not a possibility so I kept the tent door open which allowed a lot of spindrift to enter the tent causing us to get a bit wet.

We didn't sleep at all because the wind sounded like a freight train so the next morning we got up, packed up and headed back home. We skied downhill all the way back to the truck, but it was so windy that it really slowed us down.

We headed off to Lake Louise for two days of skiing, and we had a great time.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Bow Summit

April 8 - I headed off to Lake Louise Ski hill to take some skiing lessons before my trip to Logan. I spent two days on the ski hill will Jill, one of the ski instructors at the ski hill. I managed to get down the hill without injury, but all this was without a pack.

April 10 - I headed off to Bow Summit to put into practice all the lessons that Jill had taught me.

After a bit of breakfast, I put on a small pack and headed up the hill. I had the whole hill to myself and the snow conditions were perfect.

The sun was shining, so I slathered on the sunscreen, not bothering to look in the mirror!

Just before heading back home, I strapped on the snow shoes that I had borrowed from Kathy and headed up and down the hill for a bit of practice. I was told that we may have to wear snow shoes on Logan if the conditions warrented it, so I decided that I should have a bit of experience prior to getting there. The snow shoes worked great, but I am sure hopping that we will not have to use them.