The Joys of Scrambling

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The Joys of Scrambling


I am lucky to live in a place that offers lifetimes of exploration. There are so many ways to enjoy the wild places of the Canadian Rockies, and my personal favourite is mountaineering. Once in a while however, I rediscover the joys of scrambling, which is a type of rock climbing that lies somewhere between a hike and an actual roped up rock climb. It allows one to reach high, off-trail places without the need to find a suitable partner, to carry large amounts of gear and (usually) to get up at 3 AM. It’s nice once in a while to just spontaneously pick up the boots and go. Eiffel Peak, shown here, is a particularly nice “scramble”. Moraine Lake and Mount Fay are clearly visible in the background.
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