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Sunday, September 27, 2015 — Assiniboine

What fol­lows here took place dur­ing the sec­ond week of Sep­tem­ber. It was planned a long time ahead. A quar­ter cen­tu­ry of friend­ship between myself and Fil­ip Marek would be cel­e­brat­ed with an adven­ture.

We both love moun­tains. The Cana­di­an Rock­ies has some of the finest, and most of them have not been geld­ed by roads, habi­ta­tions and ski resorts. A lot of them are as wild as they were when their first human explor­ers came upon them pur­su­ing mam­moths down the “ice-free cor­ri­dor” or per­haps fil­tered in from the Pacif­ic coast. But the choice of des­ti­na­tion had to be a com­pro­mise between the cost and time of access and the degree of wilder­ness. I had only one week free, and Fil­ip could spare not much more.

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