Cold evening but kept warm thanks to @liveoutthere for the Down Jacket. Kept dry in the rain thanks to @arcteryxwestedmonton . Had a good sleep in my sleeping bag thanks to @valhallapureoutfitters . Thanks to @atmooutdoor for the backpack to carry all my items for this adventure.
Made it to Banff Tunnel Mountain Campground for the next 2 nights. I’m sleeping in the tent, daughter gets trailer. Tomorrow is altitude adjustment day. Then Sunday June 3 first hike for Dave’s Breathtaking Adventure.
Training on stairs for my upcoming fundraiser for Pulmonary Fibrosis and in memory of my Brother who past away in January 2017 https://youtu.be/WEaoL8aNAvU
The Friday before the long weekend I talked to a Reporter from the local paper about my Adventure. Check page A9 of the May 29 edition of the Free Press for the story about me and my fundraiser. http://cowleynewspapers.com/the-free-press/
My daughters at the top of Ha Ling Peak years ago. I hope to recreate that picture with my oldest daughter on Sunday June 3.
So I was told I needed to do stairs to work the legs and also get some aerobics in. So I picked the Grandview Stairs at Whitemud Park in Edmonton. 242 stairs up and a vertical of 124 feet 3 times. Felt pretty go after, should have done this sooner. 10 days to the beginning … Continue reading Stairs – Why?
There are only 10 days left until I leave for Banff for 2 days to get acclimatized to the altitude and then the first hike on Sunday June 3. Long range forecast during the day is 12 Deg C and rain/snow mix. Get to put my rain jacket, down-jacket and lighter jacket to use. Also … Continue reading Getting Closer to the Hike