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Caribou Lake

Past Cavell Mead­ows

Alpine Flower Hawksbeard
Alpine Flower Hawks­beard
Caribou Tarn, Edith Cavell
Cari­bou Tarn, Edith Cavell
Past the meadows, Edith Cavell
Past the mead­ows, Edith Cavell
White Heather, Subalpine Flower
White Heather, Sub­alpine Flower
Pink Heather, Subalpine Flower
Pink Heather, Sub­alpine Flower
Cotton Grass, Edith Cavell
Cot­ton Grass, Edith Cavell
Caribou Tarn, Edith Cavell
Cari­bou Tarn, Edith Cavell

Going beyond the Cavell Mead­ows will bring you to a beau­ti­ful Alpine Tarn ( Cari­bou Lake ), the scenery opens up with breath­tak­ing Vis­tas.

Access: Via the Cavell Mead­ows

Park­ing: Yes

Trail­head: Edith Cavell Park­ing

Activ­i­ties: Hik­ing / Sights


Ski Tour Little Shovel Pass

Access: Maligne Lake Road

Park­ing: Yes

Trail­head: Sky­line route, Maligne access, Sig­nal, Wabas­so

Activ­i­ties: Sights / Hik­ing / Ski­ing

Ski tour Little Shovel Pass

Part of the Sky­line Trail, this pass can be reached on a day tour either hik­ing or ski­ing. Along the way there is a hut oper­at­ed by a local club. The hut is called Shangri-la. One of the locals favorite ski tour back coun­try cab­in. Sea­son­al clo­sures are in effect, so check with Park Cana­da infor­ma­tion cen­tre pri­or to head­ing out on this jour­ney.



Ski Tour Mt Kitchener

A sec­ond ski tour to the Colum­bia Ice­field, when I got the call to do this trip, I did not hes­i­tate to say heck ya! The approach to Mt. Kitch­en­er starts at the toe of Athabas­ca glac­i­er, the same goes for the Snow Dome tour. We took two days to reach the sum­mit of Mt. Kitch­en­er, we built an authen­tic Igloo for our ulti­mate win­ter camp­ing expe­ri­ence.

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Glac­i­er mark­er over the years has reced­ed
The tongue of the Athabas­ca Glac­i­er
Doug Latimer with his heavy film­ing equip­ment
Nobody else to feed me grapes, so I’ll do it myself
Eddie the moun­tain man?
Vast ter­rain, expert­ly nav­i­gat­ed by Doug Latimer
When is this going to end?
Thick glac­i­er
pos­ing for the shot


We hit some excep­tion­al days, so our tour was quite spec­tac­u­lar and breath­tak­ing.  Doug Latimer need­ed to film some footage for his doc­u­men­tary “360 Degrees of Inspi­ra­tion”, we were lucky to be the recip­i­ents of his guid­ing skills.

Doug taking a time out to relax by the Igloo
Doug tak­ing a time out to relax by the Igloo

While we were build­ing the Igloo, an elec­tri­cal storm halt­ed our progress for what seem like an hour, sit­ting on non metal­lic items and feet on our rope to sep­a­rate us from the ground. It passed us with no issues.

After the night in the Igloo, I hap­pened to be the last one up, luck­i­ly I left the Igloo just before it col­lapsed. The day was inspi­ra­tional and breath­tak­ing with amaz­ing views 360 degrees worth. We sum­mit Mt. Kitch­en­er with plen­ty of day light and get some footage before the decent.


A ski tour for the memoirs

Access: From Jasper, head South, Hwy 93, 100 km

Park­ing: Yes

Trail­head: From Park­ing Lot

Dis­tance: 20 — 24 km one way

Activ­i­ties: Sights / Ski­ing / Camp­ing

Ski Tour 2006