For a portion of my life I lived in Calgary. Before and since, I've made it a point to make pilgrimages up into these mountains. These aren't just any mountains. The experiences I've had and the people I've known who have pioneered routes here make the Canadian Rockies a place of legend to me.
"After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, which is the most horrible thing in the world."
--Oscar Wilde on Absinthe