Monday, August 17, 2009

Celebrating halfway from the top

To celebrate the completion of the first 2 years of Naturopathic school and NPLEX 1, some friends and I decided to climb Mount Temple which is the highest peak in the Alberta Rockies (11,000 feet). The day had many memorable moments including seeing a grizzly bear relatively close as we hiked above Larch Valley. Then, in the face of continual discouragement from teams returning, we were the first of only 2 teams to climb to the summit on what ended up being one of the most difficult and amazing adventures I have done in a day so far. Thirty-five to 50 cm of fresh snow took its toll on even the most fit mountaineers. Thanks to my brother and friends who maintained a positive attitude throughout the entire day, we worked as a team and completed our goal. Enjoy the pictures below:
Southwest Face of Mount Temple
with Sentinal Pass on the left
Navigating the Rocks
Open Slopes
Summit in Sight
Looking Down
Looking Up!
We Made it!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Quote of the Month

“It is more important to know what sort of person has a disease then to know what sort of disease a person has."