Pete has some history in Kananaskis, so he was determined to share with me all that it had to offer.
Top priority was making sure I ‘bagged a peak’. So, on the first morning there we drove out to an easier peak that I would be capable of hiking and that Pete’s irritable knee would be able to handle. He chose Mount Baldy. The least hairy of the mountains.
I found it to be quite fun. It was more physically challenging than I had assumed it would be. Initially it was also quite a but scarier than I had assumed, at least at first. Despite being an ‘easy hike’ it was also very exposed. There were a number of what Pete described as ‘no fall zones’. Despite a large amount of cloud cover we got some great views and an eerie atmosphere.
Just a couple of guys. On a mountain.
Pete goes to Mordor.
After checking out the view we ‘screed’ down the side. Going down the slope in a fraction of the time it took us to get up. That evening I got a final chance to spend some quality time with our fantastic hosts Duane and Becky before they left for the weekend.
The next two days were filled with relaxing and sight seeing. Between Pete’s knee acting up and poor weather we didn’t get a chance to go climbing. He did however show me many of his favorite sites in a truly beautiful and special corner of the world.