Hello outdoor enthusiasts, Josée here,
I would like to start by thanking all of you for visiting my scrambling
website; without you, my commitment to documenting these outings would
be pointless. Goldenscrambles has been in existence for 11 years
already. I remember when Fabrice created it in 2006; back then,
websites where few and scrambling was gaining popularity.
One of the main motivation for the website was to share our adventures
west of the Continental Divide, we hoped to build up enough beta for
hikers and scramblers visiting this region.
Back in the early 90's I purchased my first scrambling book "Scrambling
in the Canadian Rockies" by Alan Kane. I was working in the ski
industry and had a backcountry skiing background with no climbing
experience, scrambling was and remains an exhilarating activity. Since
then, several scrambling books have been published covering other
regions like Andrew Nugara's "More Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies"
that features objectives in the Southern Rockies. Recently, another
book "A Peakbagger's Guide to the Canadian Rockies" came out describing
scrambles around Jasper and beyond, thanks to Ben Nearingburg and Eric
However, even up to now, The Columbia Basin is still mostly
undocumented. Matt Gunn and Aaron
Cameron's "Hikes around
Invermere" mentions some scrambles but it's hardly representative of
what the valley has to offer. So over the past decade, it's been
Goldenscrambles' mission to explore the Columbia region and surrounding
areas like Rogers Pass to ascend and document lesser known peaks. In
doing so, we've discovered some great areas and places that I would
only recommend to the dedicated peakbaggers. Gems that come to mind are
Golden's Gorman Lake, Radium's Welsh Lakes and Rogers Pass.
Gorman Lake offers numerous straightforward objectives while Welsh
Lakes grants several climbs of varying difficulty, both are fantastic
backpacking destinations. Rogers Pass hosts many mountaineering
classics and it is a well-renowned year 'round playground. There's also
some very enjoyable scrambles on good rock accessible via great trails,
note that access may be restricted.
This website has a compilation of popular summits, obscure and remote
summits and also a few peaks down south in Colorado. Objectives range
in length and difficulty. I haven't included an official scale rating
difficulty on the scrambles I've documented, I figure it's too
subjective and I'm hoping most of you can judge the nature of the
ascents by my renditions and pictures.
Much time has been invested in the making of Goldenscrambles, both on
the field and in front of the computer. It is a labour of love that
represents my undeniable passion for the mountains and my wish to share
it with the scrambling communities far and near.
Again, I would like to thank all the people that have used and
supported my website through the years. I would also like to thank
Fabrice for designing Goldenscrambles and spending countless hours
revising content. And finally, I would like to extend my gratitude to
friends and peeps that have accompanied me on these memorable outings.
If you're like me, hope this site inspires.
Happy trails Y'all
Send me an e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) to get in touch... (or tell
me about any mistakes)
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