It is very difficult to take a good photo of Mt.Louis. It is certainly an excellent shot, and best I have seen. Congratulations!
Thanks Peter, Louis is one of the great alpine rocks of the Canadian Rockies.
Thanks, a fantastic alpine rock climb, the Gmoser route was one of my first in the Canadian Rockies.....the Kane route is the most standard...both worthwhile..cheers
Dow, I love your images! -Lots of them!
About 60 years ago there was a metal box at the top of Mt. Louis where everybody left a note, I wonder if it is still there? Cheers
Thanks for the kind words Peter. Believe it or not it was when I climbed it some years back. Dave Edgar and I did the Gmoser route. Reading the summit log was like a who's who of climbing. We could not believe how far back it went and that it had not been retired. We sat up there and read it for 30 minutes. Iron cross up there as well as I recall. I am friends with the Banff Museum curator and normally he ends up with any log books that are long in the tooth. Best log book I have ever seen still in place like that. Cheers.
Thanks Dow, for letting me know about the log. I think it is still there, it was all these year in that little metal box. I wish I could see it again. A lot of names were added in the last 60 years. In a way it is one more reward for getting to the summit. Cheers
Peter, when did you climb Louis/Edith mate? Bet you have a few stories eh?
That was summer of 1950. My mate for climbing Edith was Bill Jarand from Quebec (he later soloclimb Mt.Assiniboine) and to Mt.Louis I went with Laurence Grassi. He climbed it more than 25 times,it was his favored, a great guy.
Peter, you did not climb the east ridge of Lady Mac with me about 5 years ago did you? I climbed with a Peter in his 70's, super guy, don't remember his last name. Had a ton of history about the area, but lived in Canmore as I recall. There were several in the group, I soloed, we had beers afterward at the Bears Paw.
Sorry Dow, that wasn't me. About 20 years ago I had two hip replacements and that was the end of my mountaineering. I can still enjoy the scenery from bellow and photos.
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Peter, that is over the top....could smell the flowers from the Gazebo! Cheers
Dow, thanks for all the info, I'll keep visiting your photos and dream about the mountains. Cheers
That was probably Peter Fuhrman
He is a super guy and was head rescue guide for decades.
We spent a great time talking to him in Neil coglan hut when there to do Fay. He was with another old guy who had first ascents around the world.
thanks Bill...I don't think that is him, my memory is not so good regarding this...said he traversed Three Sisters though, with a hemp rope in the day...maybe it is..his wife joined us for beers and he could really drink...prob why I do not remember so well...she was into quilts...I do remember that....cheers..ps..saw a lone black wolf today....sweet moment..we were climbing some rock routes on Mount Bourgeau
That is really something to see a wolf. The wardens say they are around but I haven't been lucky enough to see one since the seventies.
Peter is in his seventies, lives in canmore, super nice guy, loves to drink and has a ton of climbing history. His rescue stories are really interesting.(although some like Cleveland are tragic) Guys like Peter and Chic Scott are really worth talking to if you get the chance.
I added a couple of Louis pics from Norquay from last weekend to the Mount Louis page.
He was stalking a full grown ram right in front of us, not much unlike that mountain lion making a ram kill on Lake Minnewanka two weeks ago, in front of a bunch of tourist on the lake. These predators are learning to adapt over generations to pretty much ignore us as boundries or starve.