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Mount Rundle - Banff, Alberta (PIC HEAVY)


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#1 alex

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    Posted 22 April 2008 - 02:45 PM

    So I'm sitting here, procrastinating, looking at pictures instead of filing my income tax which I really should be doing....
    I just came across some of my pictures from the 6 months I spent living in Banff National Park in Banff, AB. Mat had the chance to visit me once during that time & we took a day to hike/scramble my favourite mountain!! I thought I'd share my pics because they bring back such amazing memories for me & climbing Mt. Rundle is one of the hardest things I've ever done! It was amazing & I am so proud of myself!!

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    Me looking very happy before we actually started the hike!
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    Getting kinda steep for the top third of the hike! I was pretty scared!
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    Me trying to quit almost 7/8ths of the way up! Mat kept me motivated & made me believe I could finish it! I actually had a small panick attack & didn't want to continue! (you can't really tell but at the narrowist part of this part of the mountain we only had a section approx. 8 feet wide to walk across with sheer drops down both sides)
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    I MADE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    There's a nalgene bottle that is somehow fastened to rocks at the top, with a small notebook for recording your name & anything else you want to write once you've made it!
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    So happy I got to share this experience with him!
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    #2 Kat81

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      Posted 22 April 2008 - 03:25 PM

      Aw My FI took me to Banff to propose... that was the most breathtaking place I have been! We stayed at the Fairmont and it was amazing!

      #3 MelanieS

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        Posted 22 April 2008 - 03:31 PM

        What awesome pictures. Banff has always been on my "must see" list.

        #4 TA Lindsay

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          Posted 22 April 2008 - 03:59 PM

          We're heading back to Banff this summer for some camping - I can't wait!!!

          I think we're going to climb sulpher mountain this time around - just up the path under the gondolas - that will be a big enough feat for me!!!!

          Lindsay

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            Posted 22 April 2008 - 04:13 PM

            I never hike but looking at those pictures, maybe I should. That's gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.
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            #6 alex

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              Posted 22 April 2008 - 04:38 PM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by Kat81
              Aw My FI took me to Banff to propose... that was the most breathtaking place I have been! We stayed at the Fairmont and it was amazing!
              I worked at the Fairmont for a few months & still wasn't able to get over the beauty of the place!! I would love to return as a guest one day! :)

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              We're heading back to Banff this summer for some camping - I can't wait!!!

              I think we're going to climb sulfur mountain this time around - just up the path under the gondolas - that will be a big enough feat for me!!!!

              Lindsay
              Sulfur is a really nice hike!! Bring yourself a snack for the top (I think it's quite overpriced to eat!) Make sure to go to the top viewing deck where they have little flags painted all around the 360 degree viewing platform, telling you the name (and distance from Sulfur Mt) of different places in the world that are in the direction they point! Very cool!

              #7 TA Lindsay

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                Posted 22 April 2008 - 04:41 PM

                Cool! Thanks - I will be sure to take pictures too!!!

                Love your photos of Mt Rundle - I would have been so scared!!!

                Lindsay

                #8 Kat81

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                  Posted 22 April 2008 - 05:07 PM

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                  I worked at the Fairmont for a few months & still wasn't able to get over the beauty of the place!! I would love to return as a guest one day! :)
                  You know for as much as we paid for our rooms and as beautiful as the hotel was, the room we stayed in wasn't that great. There was dust all over the dresser and there was mascara on one of the towels in the bathroom. I don't usually complain but again we paid a lot of money to stay there. I called the front desk and they pretty much told me they were booked and there was nothing they could do... but other than that is was amazing. We actually got lost in that hotel. You all should really check this place out it's crazy beautiful!
                  Banff Springs Hotels: The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel and Resort

                  #9 Kat81

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                    Posted 22 April 2008 - 05:16 PM

                    Not to hijack your thread lol... just adding some pics of Banff



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                    The Fairmont
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                    Eating inside the Fairmont (our first night as an engaged couple)
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                    Our hike up to some falls I can't remember which

                    #10 Kat81

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                      Posted 22 April 2008 - 06:44 PM

                      Anyone that has never been to Banff should go. It is so amazing




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