UPDATE – added photos from the climb to Flickr
Scott Whiteside organized 6 hikers to scramble his favourite mountain in the Crowsnest Pass. We needed no climbing gear but be warned there are a few tricky spots on this mountain.
We took our time spending almost 8hrs on the adventure. All returned unscathed â€” except for 1 thumb squashed by a falling rock. Rock fall is the biggest danger when scrambling the rotten Rockies.
For evidence that we actually reached the summit, click PLAY on the video below or watch the clip on YouTube.
Every man has a dream.
For one of our contributors, Kelly Mock from Whitehorse, it was to carry a “Bubba” (mini keg of beer) over the Golden Staircase to Happy Camp.
Arriving on the solstice, he bought a round for the house.
I hiked the Chilkoot with Kelly in the late 1990s and, at that time, I thought it was impossible to carry more booze (photo).
I stand corrected.
The Chilkoot is without doubt one of the very best hikes in the world. The trip to Skagway is half the fun.
Details on besthike.com Chilkoot
the Golden Staircase – photo Kelly Mock
Fivefingers are “shoes” designed to provide support and protection for your tender feets while still keeping the sensation of traipsing around barefoot.
Ted McDonald (aka “Barefoot Ted”) recently ran the Boston Marathon in Fivefingers.
2Dolphins.com Blog: Fivefingers For Your Ten Toes
Who wants to try wearing them on a multi-day hike?