CanadasMountains.com has undergoing some changes.
In 1998 I took a month of my life to build a template for this website. It all started when I was browsing the internet one night and happened apon an interesting looking website. I marveled at how they brought shape to the wrapper of the design. Many Mountains and many years bring us to here, a place to rest (I hope). The time has come for a fresh new look. I hope you like it.
Note: I have had three upgrades and here the progression…
- Original design (about 1999)
- Migration to WordPress from static pages (2008-9)
- Now I toss the old WordPress theme and get a new one (now)
- next? well, hopefully another upgrade
- please let me know if you hate it
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Tim L. Helmer
Due to the nature of scrambling. I feel it’s important to define what scrambling is. For a brief explanation of what Scrambling is, go to my scrambling popup. For a more elaborate definition please refer to MY DISCLAIMER (below)
Scrambling is a good deal more dangerous than climbing because the participants are unprotected and often less knowledgeable than mountaineers. There have been many deaths of scramblers and hikers in the Canadian Rockies.
SCRAMBLING IS UNPROTECTED CLIMBING. NOT HIKING.
Safety in the mountains is paramount. Be safe above all else.
Tim L. Helmer
What’s it all about?
I feel as though the mountains have given me a strength. To travel about in them on bikes and up steep ridges on foot requires it; all the while inhaling lots of oxygen. I hope you go there too and find a way to travel through them that makes you work hard. And when you’re done, stick your head in a cold stream and listen to your scull crack. Beer and steak are optional although I don’t recommend them.
Creating a new theory is not like destroying an old barn and erecting a skyscraper in its place. It is rather like climbing a mountain, gaining new and wider views, discovering unexpected connections between our starting points and its rich environment. But the point from which we started out still exists and can be seen, although it appears smaller and forms a tiny part of our broad view gained by the mastery of the obstacles on our adventurous way up.
1879-1955, German-born American Physicist