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Alex Joseph #16581
(Calgary, Alberta, Canada)  
Smiling after finally getting up Mt. Athabasca
I grew up on Lake Superior. Being in the outdoors puts a smile on my face.

Started rock climbing in '89 in Thunder Bay. Ice climbing in Nipigon in '92. Then lived in Vancouver and climbed in Squamish '92-98. Moved to Calgary in '98. Went to SE Asia in '00-01, and China '03-05. Got back into backcountry skiing a few years back. Also enjoy whitewater and sea kayaking, canoeing, mountain biking, kite surfing (its early days), and thru-hiking.

Trip Reports Insert
11 2015.08.03 Trad'ding up East Face of Mount Kidd to the summit
33 2012.11.24 Wintery November ascent of Turtle Mountain
43 2012.11.11 Deer Ridge (Deer Peak) and Ole Buck Mountain from Sibbald Lake Campground
21 2012.11.04 An early winter ascent of Grizzly Peak
52 2012.10.06 Only half way in early October snow (Mount Glasgow, Mount Cornwall)
65 2012.09.25 Mount Willingdon and around to North Molar Pass willingly
38 2012.09.22 Smoky September on Mount Cline, Southwest Ridge 5.4
22 2012.09.16 Its flat up there on Opal Ridge, North Summit
28 2012.09.13 Morning stroll up Mount Lawrence Grassi
26 2012.09.07 Quick morning jaunt up Mount Chester
48 2012.08.25 Akamina Ridge and Forum Peak Hiking Loop
Feature Photos Insert
5 2014.05.19 Mount Jimmy Simpson and Bow Summit from the East
4 2014.04.10 Table Mountain (winter from north)
6 2013.01.20 Empire Peak (and 2nd bootpacking ridge on Bonnington Traverse)
7 2013.01.20 Copper Mountain
7 2012.11.24 Turtle Mountain northeast aspect from Hwy #3
8 2012.11.24 South aspects of Bluff Mountain and Caudron Peak
8 2012.11.24 Chinook Peak, Mount McLaren, Mount Parrish from the East
12 2012.11.24 Mount Sentry from the East
9 2012.11.24 Snow covered Crowsnest Mountain and Seven Sisters Mountain from the East
8 2012.11.11 Ole Buck Mountain
8 2012.11.11 Nihahi Ridge from the Northeast on Powderface Trail

Road/Trail Bulletins
5 2012.08.25 Used trail to start traverse of ridge Forum Lake Trail
5 2012.08.25 Descending the Wall Lake Trail Wall Lake Trail
3 2013.09.01 Access to within 1 km of trailhead Assiniboine Lake Trail
3 2013.09.01 Access to within 1 km of trailhead Assiniboine Lake Trail
3 2013.09.13 Easier to find and walk that it looks from Wiwaxy Grassi Ridge Wiwaxy Gap Trail
8 2013.01.11 Creek mainly covered with a few open spots Asulkan Valley Trail
5 2012.10.27 A little icy Powderface Trail
8 1998.08.28 Wore sandals and didn't get feet wet until final 5km (south) West Coast Trail
5 2012.10.06 Trail was mostly snow free Little Elbow Trail
10 1993.05.05 Snowy, cold and wet Pukaskwa Coastal Hiking Trail
4 1993.12.28 Generally easy to follow in the unconsolidated, early season snow. Kabeyun Trail

Equipment Reviews Insert
8 La Sportiva Trango S Mountaineering Boots
2 Arc'teryx NoZone 55 backpack
1 Arc'Teryx Bora 65L (2003) Backpack
Lizard GRRR Sandals

General Articles Insert
4 Quick Guide to Hiking and Backpacking in Sleeping Giant Provincial Park
3 Using Google Maps with FireFox extension to get Lat/Long Waypoints
2 Quick Guide to Rock Climbing in Thunder Bay, Ontario

Discussions Insert