"A word on the spot is worth a cartload of recollections"
James Maggs, Southwold diarist 1797-1890

Tuesday, 24 February 2009

That wasn't the turn off to Banff, was it?

Woken by the alarm at 6am to find it was -11°C and snowing. We drove north on the Trans-Canadian Highway for an hour or so, unsure where we were going, missing the Banff turn off, until we reached Lake Louise. By then it was snowing heavily, so over a coffee we gave up the idea of climbing today altogether. The drive back was pretty wild with visibility dropping to about 30m - or to 3m after being overtaken by one of the massive Canadian Juggernauts.

The snow should tail off tomorrow but it's forecast to be colder at about -15°C. Temperatures should then rise again and we should see sun by the weekend.

Today we're going to explore Canmore properly. We also need to identify climbs at our grade in the different areas so that we have options whatever happens with the weather.

1 comment:

  1. James has just spent the last 17 hours making gravy. It better be good.