The weekend of January 17th found me with a mountain itch. The last outing for me was on December 31, when I snow shoed up Rawson Lake Ridge in Kananaskis. A month is a long time between summits for me.
I've wanted to scramble Black Rock Mountain for a long time. It just has a cool sounding history and I was also intrigued by the area because I have never really explored in the Waiparous area of the Rockies before.
My name is Vern Dewit. I moved to Calgary, Alberta (Canada) in 1999 and since then I've fallen in love with the spectacular scenery and grand vistas that open up as you scramble up above treeline on a beautiful fall morning, or make your first cast on some back country stream as the sun throws its golden warmth on surrounding peaks.
I hope that my trip reports and pictures will inspire you to push your own physical limits whatever those may be. You may be inspired to try scrambling - a sport where you climb mountains via non-technical ascent routes - or you may simply realize what's in your own backyard and go for a short hike somewhere.
Disclaimer / Contact
Read the trip reports carefully and don't simply follow them blindly. Make sure you're within your abilities and if you have any questions don't hesitate to send me an email.