After my flight in to Lima, I spent a few days adjusting to the heat (27C , 81F). I then took an overnight bus to the mountain town of Huarez, where I am now.
Huarez sits at the base of the mountains of the Cordillera Blanca. It is very cool to see people wearing indigenous clothes, to get to know this interesting little town, and to plan my upcoming hikes and climbs.
From Canmore I took the bus to Vancouver. I have learnt to enjoy long bus rides, largely thanks to my Mp3 player full of e-books and music. I have even learned to nap sitting up. I found the bus ride through the rockies one of the most beautiful journeys I have been on. We rolled past an endless parade of beautiful mountains covered in a cloak of fresh snow.
From Vancouver I took the skytrain in to the airport, and waited for my flight, headed to where else but Lima, Peru!
On my last day in Alberta we went for a scramble at a peak near Canmore. It was a beautiful day spent in great company. Mountains stretch as far as the eye can see in Alberta, I definitely would not mind coming back in the future to this amazing place!
I have spent most of my time here in Canada in both Banff and Canmore, two mountain towns in the Rockies. While I have been here Ive gotten in some skiing. And most fun of all, some ice climbing and a bit of scrambling in the rockies with my friend Matt.
The mountains of the rockies are just incredible. Canada is such a beautiful place!
Bright and early on a crisp Wisconsin morning, I boarded my plane for the next leg of my adventures. This time I am headed north, towards the snowy mountains of Canada for some skiing and climbing.En route I headed through Chicago's main airport, where I paused to notice how lovely a lot of the design is. Heading over to Vancouver was stunning, so much of what we flew over was cloaked in white, and before long I started to see the blue masses of mountains.
Vancouver is a stunning city, surrounded by huge mountains and right by the Pacific ocean. As we started our descent, I could see off shore Islands too. Overall, it was a good morning!