The highlight was of course spending a couple of weeks with Baba and Diado :) And Melissa and I got to spend 2 days in Lake Louise/Icefields Parkway area rock climbing. We spent an afternoon cragging at the back of the lake, and then spend the next day climbing a new-ish climb on Achilles Spire which had some of the most spectacular views ever!
Sadly, the time in Canada was over too quickly and we had to go back. We went to Seattle and then home.
|They grow up so fast :)
|Jumping into the pond every day was fun :)
|Where are Bodie and Zoe? :)
|Hot afternoon in Hamilton
|The non-swimming pond on the property
|Second tooth down!
|Creative tooth-brushing monkey :)
|Going for a hike on a drizzly day :)
|The rain came soon after this photo :)
|Hiking by the Bitterroot river in Hamilton
|Attempt #2 on the Bitterroot lookout trail after getting rained out the day before
|A little smokey at the lookout, but neat!
|Lots of good climbing there, but it will have to wait for another trip
|Bass Creek - going cragging
|Steep approach to the crag :)
|They really want to belay :)
|Lunch by the creek
|Departing Hamilton airport
|Flathead lake, Montana
|Waterton national park
|Calgary - Glenmore reservoir
|Downtown Calgary from the air
|Cool airplane :)
|Parked at CYBW after clearing customs at CYYC
|Going climbing at the back of the lake, Lake Louise!
|Excited to be here
|Intimidating looking climb :) Long-stemmed Rose, 5.10
|Lowering off the climb - steep
|What a place!
|Hiking up towards Achilles Spire
|Mt Hector. Fun ski in winter/spring!
|Starting up the first pitch. The start bolts were quite hard to find!
|Super clean rock high up on the route
|What a view
|On the summit
|Mt Hector's glacier
|Rafting adventure on the Bow river :)
|It was a hot day!
|Baba and Diado saying goodbye
|Above the smoke
|Some serious headwind
|Off to Bellingham and Seattle!
|Some epic climbing adventures to be had there.. Valhallas, BC (Gladsheim Peak etc)
|60mph winds on the nose
|In Bellingham! Waiting for the customs agent
|3 float planes as seen from the office at lunch... Lake Union is epic
|Mt Si, North Bend
|Foggy day at Stevens Pass
|Cragging next to North Bend
|It's been too long!!! Great to see these guys :)
|Blueberry picking :)
|We ate them all :)
|Volition brewery company - so good!
|Departing Boeing Field, Seattle
|Rainier lonely above the clouds
|Lots of fires..
|Bodie is presenting an airshow in the backseat
|I got my seaplane rating!
|Highly amused :)