Here are some photos of Henry and Walter, the Gibb wedding, along with a trip to Red Deer
and a new climb on Heart Mountain called the 'Heart Line'.


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Henry asked for the 'purple' gingerbread lady at the local cakery. I think he has good taste since he
wanted the girl in the bikini.


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Walter dressed up for his first wedding.


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Bud and Sarah, holding Walter. They have a new 15 day old named Evan, but left him home.


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The bride's parents and brother from Ukraine.


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The beautiful bride Ana.


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They got married at Rotary Park under a hot, hot sun.


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Kurt and Ana.


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The new married couple walking down an extended aisle through the park.


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Henry loves visiting his friend Ty in Water Valley. Ty has chicks right now that he's raising. He
was really excited to show Henry his chicks.


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Look at his chicks!


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Henry was more excited by Ty's airplane than his chicks.


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And excited by his ride-on tractor too.


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Ty and Henry having popsicles.


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We went to Red Deer to try out the maiden voyage of Justin's rotisserie BBQ. Here are Henry and Grace
having lunch at her picnic table.


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Yummy roast beef made even yummier by Yorkies and my Mom's horseradish.


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Grace showing off her flower lei from Canada Day.


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Grace really loves to see Walter.


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"I want THAT baby" Grace said.


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Sitting on the chair with Walter.


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Found on a van that was partially abandoned near Justin's house.


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The best pizza in Calgary is at Lazeeza in NE Calgary. Yummy!


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Funny sign outside the restaurant.


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My friend Rene holding Walter. See Michelle, he's not crushing the baby!


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Henry is SO excited to have popsicles. He's now discovered a popsicle vending machine at Spray Lakes that
he loves and we now have to keep change around for.


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"Daddy, take a picture for Mommy - she'll love the pretty lilies!"


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Henry LOVES baking with his Mommy. Check out this smile.


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A great photo of Walter on his tummy having Tummy Time.


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Henry using the scoop to dish out cookie dough.


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He's so happy helping his Mommy. Thanks to aunty Sus for this cool apron.


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After a two hour bike ride, Henry earned an Itzakadoozie. Here's his Mommy and Daddy
having one years ago at Wizard Lake. HERE .

Climbing the Heart Line


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So, a new sport line was put up on Heart Mountain taking 1100m from the creek to the summit. While we
didn't complete it on this day, Levi and I got a start here, and also found the exit. See the topo
for this route HERE . This is a look back down to the creek a few pitches up. Mike O also added some of his comments
for this route and they are HERE .


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Levi coming up pitch 2 looking down to the creek bed.


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Levi, at the top of pitch 3. The views from this line are just superb. Even with the smoke everywhere from
the BC forest fires, it was still a really nice view. This is Skogan Peak behind Levi to the south.


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The nature of the climb is a bit rambling on the bottom 6 pitches, with some trees, some loose scree,
but where the rock was clean, it was actually pretty decent climbing. This is Mt McGillivray behind Levi to
the west.

Video of Levi on top of pitch 6



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We were trying to push out pace a bit, but we decided after 8 pitches to bail in favour of Levi gaining
husband points to be home to cook dinner. We caught up with one party climbing ahead at the bottom of the
7th pitch. You can see the balance of the climb above Levi's right shoulder.


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A bit backlit, but kind of a cool shot of Levi on pitch 7.


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The last 11 pitches trend up on the right side here, then up the arete on the left.


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Levi at the top of the 7th pitch. I climbed the 8 pitches we did in my mountaineering boots.
I led pitch 8 in boots, which was a touch thin (5.7) but not too bad.


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Levi at our turn-around point, looking out across the Bow Valley. I think the triangular peak is Mt Fable.


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The descent once you decide to turn around is a rappel down from the top of pitch 8, then a rappel off a tree,
then some scree slog a la Mt McGillivray, then follow the flagging tape to the top of the Heart Slabs rappels
off trees down 3 pitches to the top of the Heart Slabs trail. We were successfully able to stay totally on
trail the entire day until this point where I'm pretty sure we did NOT follow the Heart Slabs trail back to
the base of the climbing areas.

Garmin Connect of the climb up (I had to shut it off on our descent due to battery) is HERE .

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