Haven’t taken many pics this year but will recitify that when I retire in a couple of weeks. First trip back to an old haunt HK and Macau.
Top of “The Onion” hike above Iceberg Lake and Bow Lake north of Banff Alberta. It was a long day, 20km’s return and over 800 metres elevation gain. Worth it for the view up top though!
It’d be a completely different walk in winter.
Congratulations on your soon-to-be retirement. Best regards. Jeff A
Woulg give a double like for pics and retirement news!
Here’s a presumptive ’Congratulations🥳’ on the impending retirement.
Best thing I ever did, according to my wife and my Naim Dealer…
Typical. After all that effort you get to the top and there’s some old bloke in the way of your photo
Seriously, looks fab!
Ha. It was nice to get away from the hordes of tourists doing selfies down at Bow Lake. Only people we saw up there were two girls who hiked up and a group of mountaineer types that were on the glacier with helmets and ropes.
Looks like a scene from the 1982 film The Thing.
Where dat den?
I can relate to that. My Sunday hike was a similar distance and height gain but on reflection, probably not quite as spectacular! Beinn Eighe was looking very nice in the morning light though and the sound of the Red Deer stags bellowing as the rut begins, never fails to stir me; I didn’t see a soul all day either.
Ah, the dogs…
Beautiful place Sandy.
Num-Ti-Jah Lodge in the valley just off the Icefields Parkway.
We’ve walked up to the base of the Bow Glacier Falls a few times. But not to your viewpoint.
Glad you had a nice day out Ian. I don’t know Scotland at all but that looks pretty remote. I’m trying to do these hikes while I still can, at 62 I’m not sure how much longer I’ll be attempting the all day hikes!
We did the walk to the falls a few months ago and it was a nice day out. There was a rock fall there recently and someone got hurt running away when the “avalanche” started! Iceberg Lake is directly above the falls actually, and the source of the Bow River is the Wapta Glacier above that. Couldn’t resist standing under the edge of it, even though I was getting rained on while doing it.