Posts from January 2013
Barry’s Mid Season Ice Climbing Report
How does ice form from year to year? A million dollar question for ice climbers and one that has me scratching my head this year.
Posts from August 2012
Family Mt Temple Scramble
A Father/Stepson team realize their dream of summitting Mt Temple on a beautiful August day!
Recent Trip and Guide Reviews
Posts from March 2012
Barry Blanchard & Friends Ice Camp
5 days of non-stop climbing...the best ice camp ever!
Posts from February 2012
Ice Climbing For Everyone
Ice Climbing is not just for the young, just the young-at-heart
Powder Day on Crowfoot Glacier
Bluebird Skiing on Crowfoot Glacier
Spring skiing in the Rockies
While most of us are putting away our ski gear and exchanging ski boxes for bike racks on our cars, the backcountry is still providing ample opportunities to get out and shred some awesome slopes!
Posts from December 2011
Winter Guide Training
Yamnuska 2011 winter guide training ensures our guides keep current on skills and can provide the best customer service possible for our guests...
Posts from October 2011
The Ice Is Calling
Its October 25th and some of the Canadian Rockies ice climbs have begun to see traffic. Local climbers have been getting up early for a few weeks already and making long walks in search of frozen water.
Looking back on the first month of the MSS
For the vast majority of the population of the planet, a glacier is a theoretical entity.
A pre-trip blog from one of our guests joining Barry for an expedition to Nepal.
Posts from September 2011
Lake Louise Classics Part 1
We set off from Lake O’Hara and headed to the Abbott Pass Hut on Day 1 of the 2011 Lake Louise Classics program.
Posts from August 2011
Lake Louise Classics Part 2
On the evening of July 25th, I met up with Yamnuska to spend the next 3 days on the last days of the Lake Louise Classics.
Summit attempt of Mt Joffre
Over the past few years, the 11,000' peaks in the Canadian Rockies have become somewhat of a prize for mountaineers.
Posts from July 2011
Awesome scramble up the mighty Mount Temple this past weekend on Yamnuska’s Canadian Rockies 11,000ers program.
Posts from January 2013
Patagonia’s Mixed Guide Hoody Review
Yamnuska reviews Patagonia's Mixed Guide Hoody
Posts from April 2011
Mountain Hardware Trango 4 Tent
Our 2011 spring semester students are the guinea pigs for our newest addition in the gear room – Mountain Hardware Trango 4 tents.
Posts from December 2010
Scarpa Omega Boot
What does Yamnuska need from a mountain boot? Comfort, warmth, durability and reliability are the top ranking requirements.
Posts from October 2010
Annual Gear and Equipment Sale
It’s that time of year at Yamnuska Mountain Adventures where we are looking at our equipment needs for this winter and next summer.
Posts from May 2010
Gear Locker: Outdoor Research Ferrosi Hoody
Ok, I’ll admit it. My Closet is filled with soft shells and Gore-tex jackets. As a matter of fact, too many choices, but I am realizing that the jacket I reach for the most is my Ferrosi Hoody made by the folks at Outdoor Research.
Petzl Corax Harness
Recently we were tasked with choosing a harness that was state of the art and would fit most of our uses at Yamnuska Mountain Adventures – guided rock climbing, ice climbing and general mountaineering in the Canadian Rockies.
Yamnuska Gear Reviews
As Canada’s leading provider of guided mountain adventures and a trainer to military organizations around the world, we are constantly asked by our guests for opinions on gear.