Kosciuszko National Park Hut’s

Kosciuszko National Park Hut’s

It’s been a while since I’ve been able to get out for a night.  Last weekend I joined some members of the mountaineering club of the Australian National University who were heading out to Kosciuszko National Park.  It was wet for the most part which was a...
Waterhouse Island

Waterhouse Island

The feeling that you get from staying in Waterhouse Island is hard to explain.  It’s small enough that you know you are on an Island but large enough to have plenty to explore.  But you know you have the Island to yourself.  It hosts pristine beaches in the...
Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon

The first time I laid eyes on the Grand Canyon was sunrise the morning after I arrived.  That first sight of the Grand Canyon is likely to take your breath away but seeing it for the first time during a sunrise is quite something else.  I spent the rest of the day...
Mt Assiniboine

Mt Assiniboine

Mt Assiniboine is a great example of what sits in your back yard when you live in Banff.  It is located between a local ski resort and Canmore.  In summer months you are even able to walk to the mountain from the ski resort.  This was not an option with the recent...
Abbot Pass hut

Abbot Pass hut

Matt may never forgive me for the description I gave for this trip.  An easy 4 hour walk to the hut.  I am not sure where I got this nugget from but it was way off the mark.  The last leg of the walk was a long slog up a 700m of scree slope.  It was as arduous as...