Here are some photos of Jason and I climbing and skiing in the Rockies.

Dream On Ice Climbing in the Bighorn Wilderness


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Jason is applying sunscreen (which smells like bubble gum) prior to heading in for a hike.
Because we were so worried about avalanches, we went somewhere we wouldn't even have to ski into -
the Bighorn wilderness north of the Ghost. Hike in wearing tennis shoes and lug the ski boots in.


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The side of Eagle Lake.


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Jason Moffatt along the trail to the ice climb - Dream On .


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The climb comes out of this drainage.


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Our destination is on the left side ice fall.


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The climb is called Dream On and goes at WI4 although the top pitch (on the left side)
is a very strong WI4.


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The lower pitch was great warm-up as it was a little lightly tilted back.


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Jason putting in a screw. Big kudos to my brother-in-law, Eric Lynn, for lending us his ice
climbing gear. We would not have gotten out without it.


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The next pitch. It looks scary.


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I like this photo of Jason as it expresses our feelings well - "Hmm, this looks steep." "Yup, sure does."


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Jason, with the second pitch visible above him.


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We were worried about the horizontal crack so we hiked up alongside it to get a better view.
The thickness of the ice made us feel a little better so we decided to press on.


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I went for a wander to have a better look at the next climb over but it wasn't in at all.


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Jason putting on his crampons.


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Okay, time to sack up and hit this thing.


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Jason putting in his first screw.


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A good shot showing the steepness of this climb. I tried to tell Jason that the left side was
substantially steeper than the right side, but he wasn't having any part of it.


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I heard more grunting than a women's tennis match, but he easily ambled up this thing and got
to the top of it.


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I went next and hauled my way up. The ice was in beautiful shape, there was no one around, and the
view was really nice too. This is the inside of that horizontal crack.


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Jason Moffatt at the top of Dream On , Bighorn Wilderness Area, Alberta, Canada.


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I took a shot of Jason as I was rappelling down the climb.

Video of Jason and I ice climbing in Bighorn Wilderness



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I give this climb the Paul Perrault stamp of approval.


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Big props to Eric Lynn for the use of his gear.


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Yours truly with a pack-full of gear.


Backcountry skiing at Boom Lake, BC


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We were cautious about the avalanche risks on this day, so rather than skiing into
Chickadee Valley, we decided to ski into Boom Lake and get a view of some other ice
climbs for other possible days. Here is Jason just after putting on his brand new touring skis.


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It was a bit of a slog up the 5km to the lake, but I always enjoy any day with my skis on.
Here's Jason with a view of the lake. We were both feeling a little under the weather and
so convinced each other that a lighter day without ice climbing was in order - even though
we hauled all of our gear all the way up the trail.


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A really nice looking chute directly across the lake from the trail.


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The weather socked in just a little, but this is the view back to the east towards the trailhead.


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A couple of the ice climbs at the head of the lake.


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Another cool ice line.


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A close-up of the first ice line.


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Jason and I skied across the lake to get a better view of the climbs.


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Jason managed to get a good shot of me and the ice climbs we didn't climb.


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The bench above the climbs. I think in a big snow year, this could be hazardous, but this
year, it looked pretty innocent.


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Jason, skiing back across the lake, and back towards the car. Thanks for coming to ski and climb
up north with me Jason!

Video of Jason skiing down from Boom Lake, BC


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