Henry and friends at the Cochrane Pancake breakfast, along with a winter/summer summit of Mt Temple.

Henry at the Cochrane Firefighters Pancake breakfast


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The Cochrane Firefighters host a free pancake breakfast at the firehall in town. Here's Henry enjoying
pancakes and sausage wearing his new fire hat.


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Lucy and Martin joined our morning as well and enjoyed looking at the fire trucks.


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Henry got to sit in a fire truck. He thought it was pretty awesome.


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Henry on a fire truck.


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Lucy and Henry hanging out in a zodiac that our town uses for Search and Rescue.

A winter/summer summit of Mount Temple


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Dan and Carl joined me for an attempt on Mount Temple to close out our hiking season. A 4am start from
my house meant we were on trail prior to sunup. Here's a look back to Mt Fay from the trail.


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Carl and Dan on the trail heading up to Sentinel Pass.


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A really nice look back at the Fay glacier as the sun is coming up.

Video of the meadow enroute to Sentinel Pass



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A look at the alpenglow on Mt Wenkchemna with Dan in the foreground.


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Dan and Carl looking back at the Valley of the Ten Peaks. Note the amount of snow at this elevation.


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Once we got to Sentinel Pass, I wanted a look at the Grand Sentinel. Look at the blue sky above Mt Lefroy.


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So, the route up Mt Temple is Here . It turns out that once you start
going above Sentinel Pass and there is ~20-180cm of snow, it gets a bit hard to see cairns. We did okay following
the directions, but there was a lot of slipping and fighting the talus/snow. Here's a look up the gully towards
the halfway point of the scramble.


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Once we cleared the first rock band, the snow started getting deeper in places, but more slippery in others.
Note Carl's skateboard helmet here, with a view back to Mt Deltaform. Considering how busy this route usually is,
it was pretty nice to have it to ourselves, even with the extra challenge of the snow.


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Dan taking a break with a view of Pinnacle (first peak) and Eiffel Peak behind him. Mt Hungabee is off his
left shoulder in the farther valley.


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Carl couldn't stop saying how awesome this day was. The views were unbelievable for sure. You can see a lot an awful
lot of the terrain in the area for sure. This shot is shortly before gaining the second grey rock band. We were pretty
happy we chose to bring gaitors as we were in snow to mid-knee pretty much from the time we left the pass.


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You can see a bit more of the challenge of a snow-covered scramble.


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Dan leading the way up to the second grey rock band.


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Again, Carl loved this day. Here's his glamour shot from near 3000m.


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Deltaform Mountain was one of my favourite to look at on this day. It's quite asthetic and it's
a really useful reference point.


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As we moved our way through the 'light brown rock step', it got a bit sketchy due to both surface conditions
and the amount of snow. Here's Dan taking a load off before we pushed to the next ridge.


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Finally, after a pretty strong day of post-holing, kicking steps, and flailing in scree/talus with snow on top,
we made it to the summit. Check out the wind scoop looking down to the glacier.


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Carl on the summit.

Video look around from the summit at 3544 m



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Mounts Hungabee, Lefroy, and Victoria from the summit of Mt Temple. I think without that far cloud layer,
we likely could have seen the Bugaboos. This took us 8.5 hours to summit from the trailhead, a much longer day
than we expected.


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Dan, Carl, and I on the summit of Mt Temple, looking north up the Bow Valley.


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Carl and Dan heading back the way we came.


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Dan on the exit ridge, looking back to a field of peaks. This is the third highest peak in the southern
Rockies (behind Assiniboine and Robson), but it's in a glorious position.


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A cool look at the cornices on the east side of Temple's summit ridge. Thanks to Thomas, the random dude we met
on trail who led the final ridge push (after using all of our footsteps from the pass). Thanks also to Dan for
encouraging Carl and I to block the time to do this route. Next up Neil Colgan hut ?

Stats for the day


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Data showing the elevations. Note that I was ~100m low all day, as the summit of Mt Temple is 3544m. Note the
4959 calories burned. I was beat at the end of this day.


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Showing heart rate and elevation.


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Showing heart rate and zone time.

Carl and Dan's photos/videos

Video of us at Sentinel Pass



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Carl and I just past the worst of the slippery talus.


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Carl put in a few steps at the front of the pack


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A nice shot of Carl in the sunshine. What a perfect day in the alpine!


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An absolutely gorgeous look down into the Larch Valley.

Video of the crux of Mt Temple



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Dan loves his new boots.


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Carl and I on the last bit of snow for the push to the summit.


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Summit ridge.

Video of the cornices on the summit


Video of the summit ridge



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The random guy Thomas who punched in our last 300m to the summit.


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Carl and I making our way to the summit.


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Paul on the summit.


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Dan on the summit of Mt Temple.


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Dan with a view over to Mt Victoria and the Victoria Glacier.


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The best way to finish a day in the alpine!


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Even this guy is happy!


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A nice look up at one of the peaks in the Larch Valley.


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A nice look at the alpenglow.


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Dan and I crossing a small stream in the Larch Valley.


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Dan and I enroute up to Sentinel Pass.


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We look a little bit beaten down here. This is on the way back to Sentinel Pass.

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