"A word on the spot is worth a cartload of recollections"
James Maggs, Southwold diarist 1797-1890
Thursday, 5 March 2009
We woke at 0530 and by 0640 were on the road. The only problem was that the snow flurries that were forecast turned out to be a near-blizzard, with long periods of zero visibility whenever we were overtaken by one of the monster Canadian SUVs. So, as Nick put it, we "employed our mountaineering skills to assess the objective danger", turned round at the first opportunity, and drove very slowly back to Canmore with our tails firmly between our legs.