A winter trip into the mountains

Whilst I had a mate over to stay recently we decided it was a good idea to go up to the Rockies, heck he’d not been there before so we really had to. It was darn cold though, but very much worth it.
We started the day by diverting from going straight to Banff by a quick look at Lake Minnewanka from above (as the normal road we would have taken was closed for the winter):
Lake Minnewanka
We actually then missed the turning to Banff and so went straight up to Lake Louise where we were met by people skating, hockey being played and some epic ice sculptures…
Lake Louise Ice Sculpture
Lake Louise Ice Sculpture
I even walked across the ice.. really kinda cool.
After a short snack in Banff we decided that we had to go up a mountain. Fourtunately for us Sulphur mountain on t’other side of Banff has a gondolla that goes up it. Its not cheap ~$30 but well worth it.
Panorama from gondola building on sulphur mountain
Sulphur mountain gondola
me on top of Sulphur mountain
snow on trees
We even made it up to the cosmic ray station…
Cosmic ray station on sulphur mountain
This was topped off with dinner at Saltlik in Banff – not great option for veggies but what they have is fantastic. If you like Steak, go there, from what I’m told.
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One response to “A winter trip into the mountains”

  1. Krioma.net Blog says :

    A review of my 2011

    2011 will always be one of the most memorable years in my life – it better be as I did get married 🙂 The year started off with me being back in the UK for my birthday which was great…

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