the coldest, darkest winter

Canadian Rockies, early season 2012/13

photo by Andy Wells / Sweet PhotographyThanks Andy!

photo by Andy Wells / Sweet Photography
Thanks Andy!

sophie, mt buller chutes

sophie, mt buller chutes

sophie , mt buller chutes

sophie , mt buller chutes

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ah wind. No wonder I feel oddly at home here. altostratus lenticularis in K Country

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'his', early season

‘his’, early season

not warm or nice.  the climatic conditions that is, not keiran diamond

not warm or nice. the climatic conditions that is, not keiran diamond

grotto canyon

grotto canyon

my first true Water Ice climb was cascade falls here, multi-pitch at night.  At least it's not very steep in profile(rezlly, side-on tells true story).  a very mediocre climb for these parts.  cold is good for somthing,eh!

my first true Water Ice climb was cascade falls here, multi-pitch at night. At least it’s not very steep in profile(rezlly, side-on tells true story). a very mediocre climb for these parts. cold is good for somthing,eh!

ptarmigan peak...keiran diamond and I descended couloir in shade line down centre of peak.  nice and alluring from work every day, so had to be done!

ptarmigan peak…keiran diamond and I descended couloir in shade line down centre of peak. nice and alluring from work every day, so had to be done!

sundog, mt temple, from work

sundog, mt temple, from work

keiran , ptarmigan peak

keiran , ptarmigan peak

couloir on ptarmigan peak, late 2012

couloir on ptarmigan peak, late 2012

''I can't wait''

”I can’t wait”

keiran D exiting Ptarmigan peak couloir

keiran D exiting Ptarmigan peak couloir

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bad snow at surprise pass, but a nice sunset at 5pm to compensate on the way home! lake louise

bad snow at surprise pass, but a nice sunset at 5pm to compensate on the way home! lake louise

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howes and cephron.  We rode couloir on L shoulder Cephron... just right of centre of photo

howes and cephron. We rode couloir on L shoulder Cephron… just right of centre of photo

cephron couloir, Icefields Parkway

a cephron couloir, Icefields Parkway

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About ruari

a lover of the beauty of the mountains, coast and other wild open spaces. An adventurer and high-level snowboard freerider / snowboard mountaineer
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