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Jumping Pound Mountain Circuit

Written on June 27, 2020 at 9:59 am, by

With Chris Saunders, on June 27th, 2020 Spectacular views and forest issues At about 10 am on June 27, 2020 14 hikers assembled on the Powderface Trail ready to start on the path up Jumping Pound Mountain from the west. The weather was warm and sunny, contrary to the day’s weather forecast for Calgary. We  Continue Reading »

Lethbridge Coulee Birding Tour

Written on June 18, 2020 at 10:28 am, by

with Nissa Petterson, June 18th, 2020 Cat Birds and More! Did you know that birds can see in the UV spectrum, or that red and yellow shafted northern flickers have hybridized in Alberta’s Foothills and are becoming more indistinguishable as subspecies? Dr. Everett Hanna filled our birding in the Lethbridge Coulee Adventure with fun facts  Continue Reading »


Written on June 6, 2020 at 9:16 am, by

with Bob Patterson & Jim Campbell The ambition of this Adventure was to celebrate Bob’s 65th Birthday with 65 km of self-propelled travel, and what a great day it was! As per usual with outdoor adventures some of the route had to be made up as the team went along. The Bow River though in  Continue Reading »

Getting Dave to the Summit

Written on May 26, 2020 at 1:30 pm, by

Last week, Ed Hergott and crew had a wonderful success in their quest of Getting Dave to the Summit. It was a beautiful day for all and the team safely helped Dave Wodelet, now legally blind, to the Summit of Junction Hill. After retiring early due to glaucoma, Dave spent some years hiking with the  Continue Reading »

What’s the buzz with Pollinator Power?

Written on April 29, 2020 at 6:27 am, by

Adventure coordinator Heather shares her story about building bee boxes for Alberta’s native pollinators: Our family has been involved with the Climb For Wilderness for as long as I can remember. I have been participating and volunteering with the climb since I was in high school back in the ‘90s. It was always a highlight  Continue Reading »

AWA’s first ever Adventure for Wilderness was a tremendous success

Written on March 13, 2020 at 6:09 pm, by

The enthusiasm and support from 15 friends for the chance to head out on an Adventure made AWA’s Adventures for Wilderness first ever event, Friends-Fish-A-Thon, a tremendous success! Our adventure started on Friday with a race against time; we boogied to set up our staging area and drill our holes in the ice before the  Continue Reading »

Remembering Richard Guy

Written on March 10, 2020 at 11:02 pm, by

We are all deeply saddened to let you know that our dear friend Richard Guy passed away on Monday morning. He was 103 years young. We will all miss his enthusiasm, his inspiring words and amazing strength for climbing stairs! He knew so many of you who took part in our climbs and we were  Continue Reading »

A Winter Adventure Awaits

Written on March 7, 2020 at 4:24 pm, by

One month after the launch of our 2020 Adventures for Wilderness programme, the first adventures are drawing near: A cross-country ski trip from Canmore to Banff and a 48-hour ice fishing trip! With Adventures happening from March through June and even beyond, we’re sure to have something that suits your style. Perhaps that’s a winter  Continue Reading »

And we’re off!

Written on January 31, 2020 at 7:01 pm, by

Since we last wrote to tell you about Alberta Wilderness Association’s new event, things have been unfolding with an amazing precision and we’re all pretty excited! The response to Adventures for Wilderness has been overwhelming. With a dozen adventures from around Alberta posted to our website and several more in the queue awaiting a few  Continue Reading »

The Climb for Wilderness is taking off… in a new direction!

Written on January 13, 2020 at 2:10 pm, by

After 28 successful Climb for Wilderness events, Alberta Wilderness Association is celebrating 55 years as an association with a new and exciting event — Adventures for Wilderness. Despite every possible effort we have had it confirmed that we are not able to use the Bow Building for our event. As disappointing as that is and  Continue Reading »