We arrived to Calgary on the 4th of March. It took over 20 hours, as our flight was delayed and we missed a connection in Toronto.
Luckily I planned ahead and had a hotel booked at Calgary airport. Good night’s sleep, visit at local climbing store (mec.ca) and a short drive (1.5h) to Canmore next day made a very good start to this adventure.
First day was no climbing. We settled in in Canmore Bear Hostel, figured out what’s what and got ready for some good ice the following day.
The walking wasn’t too bad – although we’ve taken a wrong turn and added probably 2km through the woods. Oh well.
The climb was very good. Solid WI4, Del and Padraig swapped leads, with me carrying “supplies” bag as a second. The 2nd pitch cave belay is worth mentioning – good bolted belay at unusual location.