Last weekend, Arcteryx challenged me to fully embrace winter in the Canadian Rockies. Having the summit of East End of Rundle on our hearts from the prior weekend, we knew exactly what we wanted to accomplish. So I packed my car with a close friend and took off to Canmore Alberta! The team at @ArcteryxAlberta made sure that we were well equipped for this winter scramble with the Atom LT mid-layer from their 2017 Fall/Winter collection.
Intermediate Hike — Scramble — Cliff Exposure
Beautiful views on the way up, at the summit, and all the way down. Careful while you’re hiking, make sure to look up from the trail; it is sometimes obscure. Major Cliffexposure on the second half of the hike, so it’s extremely important that you don’t wander off to the east side of the mountain. Despite this, your effort will be rewarded with incredible 360 views of the Canmore village and Ha Ling Peak. (Pictured below)
X-Country Skiing: Canmore Nordic Centre
With five ski resorts within 50 miles, there is so much to choose from! (Fortress Mountain, Mount Norquay, and the Olympic hill of Nakiska) I enjoy going out cross-country skiing at the Canmore Nordic Centre, which was built for the 1988 Winter Olympics. My last trip there was with @Arcterx.Alberta. The Motus Fleece mid-layer kept us warm and ready for anything.