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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.

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.

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