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Vern Dewit
(Calgary, Alberta, Canada)
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I grew up in the Red River flat lands of Southern Manitoba. After obtaining my Computer Science degree in 1999 I moved to Calgary with my wife.

About 1.5 years after moving to Calgary I joined a group from work on a hike up Ha Ling peak outside of Canmore and was hooked on Mountains. I joined an informal group of scramblers from the 'rmbooks' forum and started a web site to keep track of my adventures at explor8ion.com.

I've started to finally move beyond hiking and scrambling with some alpine trips over the past few years. I'm never going to be a 'rock jock' - I prefer big terrain and long alpine trips. I also love ski mountaineering much to my wife's chagrin...

Even though I'm getting into some more technical climbing / mountaineering my first love will always be the freedom of tramping around the wilderness with just my backpack and a plotted GPS line on my iPhone.

Trip Reports Insert
28 2017.06.03 Scramble Bridge Peak
30 2017.06.03 Scramble Mount Ernest Ross
42 2016.09.16 Park Mountain Scramble via Biddle Pass
42 2016.08.05 Breaker Mountain in a day via Capricorn Lake
44 2016.04.16 One Day Ski Ascent on Andromeda (South Ridge)
47 2016.04.09 Rearguard Mountain on Skis
51 2015.09.11 Mount Willis - A White Goat Wilderness Gem
43 2015.09.05 A bivy at Kerkeslin Lake and ascent of Evelyn Peak
52 2015.08.07 A Long Way to Marmota Peak
52 2015.07.18 West Ridge ascent of Mount Sir Douglas
52 2015.06.28 Mount Farbus from the Lyell Hut
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Feature Photos Insert
8 2017.06.03 Bridge Peak
10 2017.06.03 Landslide Peak
10 2017.06.03 Tuff Puff and Whirlpool Ridge
8 2017.04.16 McGladrey and Ptolemy SE5
8 2017.04.16 Mount Pengelly and Darrah N2
11 2017.04.16 Barnes Peak
8 2017.04.16 Darrah S2 and Centre Mountain
12 2016.09.16 Park Mountain
8 2016.04.17 Androlumbia (Andromeda SW2)
8 2016.04.17 Farbus and area Panorama from Mount Andromeda
12 2016.04.17 Mount Saskatchewan (NW4, NW3) and area Panorama from Mount Andromeda
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Road/Trail Bulletins
5 2014.05.11 Used for approaching Trapper Peak Peyto Lake to Peyto Hut
5 2015.02.22 Used to approach Peyto Peak Peyto Lake to Peyto Hut
3 2010.02.19 Followed for Balfour Climb Bow Hut to Balfour Hut Route
5 2014.04.29 Used for ski trip on Mount Collie Bow Hut Winter Route
5 2012.08.26 Harder to find than expected Geraldine Fire Road
5 2012.08.26 Used for approaching Fryatt Geraldine Lakes Trail
5 2014.09.05 A fall approach Woolley Shoulder Trail
5 2014.09.04 A fall approach Woolley Creek Trail
5 2015.06.13 In good shape Little Elbow Road
5 2015.06.13 Damaged by floods of 2013 Big Elbow Trail
5 2015.07.18 Trail in good condition to South Burstall Pass Burstall Pass Trail
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Equipment Reviews Insert
5 Panasonic DMC-GH1 Digital Camera

General Articles Insert
14 Great Landscape Pictures from a Small Camera using GND Filters

Discussions Insert