View From the Top | Alberta Rocky Mountains

View From the Top | Alberta Rocky Mountains

I didn’t have any appreciation for the mountains until I climbed to the top of one. The view from the top is always amazing. It’s a view that never gets old.

P1030086-91modGrotto Mountain, Canmore

We have a lot of mountain photos and going through them all has made me super excited about our upcoming hikes. I can’t wait for the avalanche warnings to subside so we can get back out there. I also realized something else while going through all of our photos…not a lot of photos show Curtis on top of a mountain, I assure you that he was there! You’ll see he makes an excellent photographer!

All of these photos have been taken within a 90 minute drive from Calgary, Alberta.

P1060125Mt. Indefatigable, Kananaskis Country

P1070244Grizzly Peak, Kananaskis Country

P7130679Mount St.Piran, Lake Louise

2010-08-28 @14-29-48 P1030451Mount Baldy, near Canmore

Mountains are not Stadiums where I satisfy my ambition to achieve, they are the cathedrals where I practice my religion.
~Anatoli Boukreev~

P1030195Gap Mountain, Kananaskis Country

P1020739East End of Rundle, Canmore

P1050745_PANORAMAMount Allan, Kananaskis Country

DSC_9853Little Arthesusa, Kananaskis Country

DSC_9628Wedge Mountain, Kananaskis Country

Stitched PanoramaWind Tower, Kananaskis Country

The mountains are calling and I must go.
~John Muir~

Did you enjoy our view from the top? Do you know of other mountains with amazing views that you think we should climb? Tell us about it!

Jill Patterson
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  1. Jessi Honard 10 years ago

    There’s nothing more gratifying than the view from the top of a long, mountain trek. Your pictures are absolutely stunning. I can’t wait to get out to the Calgary area and do some hardcore hiking and climbing! Love your blog!

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      Chasing Adventure 10 years ago

      Thank you! The mountains here are fantastic, I hope you get to enjoy them when you’re in the Calgary area ๐Ÿ™‚

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      Jill 10 years ago

      Thanks! I hope that you get to enjoy the mountains when you’re in the area!

  2. Lovely photos, guys!
    We invite you to participate in the next edition of our Travel Photography competition. Every week we publish 3 winning shots on our website and write a nice bio with a link to the photographers’ websites/FB/Flickr pages.
    Find more details here:
    Happy travels!

  3. Rick 10 years ago

    Love love this post! I agree with you- there’s quite an appreciation for the majesty of the mountains once you hike to the top of one. If you have not done Sparrowhawk as yet, I highly recommend it! EPIC!

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      Jill 10 years ago

      Curtis has done Sparrowhawk but we’re hoping to do it as a couple this summer!

  4. Lovely photos, guys! You should definitely look into our Travel Photography Competition! More details here:

  5. Wow, stunning photos! Being on top of a mountain really does give you a completely different perspective ๐Ÿ™‚

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      Jill 9 years ago

      Thanks! We certainly enjoy the views ๐Ÿ™‚

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