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Monthly Archive for August, 2008

ghana octopus boxing

Put that into Google and you’ll find surely the greatest named Olympian of all time. Prince Octopus Dzanie of the Ghanaian boxing team!

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because it’s there

This weekend’s outdoor activity was a hike come scramble up Mt Temple. At 11,626′ it’s the highest mountain in Banff national park. More to the point it’s 5,600′ above the car park where we started making it the greatest height I’ve ever climbed.
I’ve never felt such a sense of achievement after a hike as I [...]

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It’s Moraine Lake. From the summer of 1989 until last year Moraine Lake was firmly entrenched at the top of my all-time most fabulous views list. Then last year a young upstart burst onto the scene and took the crown: Lake O’Hara. However on Sunday the old master reclaimed the title.
After a long day hiking [...]

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cool as folk

Last weekend was the Calgary Folk Music Festival. I went last year on the advice of Ashley and Turner and just as they hinted it was best weekend in town. This year was great as well, even if the weather wasn’t quite as balmy as last time. Sure we had sun, but there was also [...]

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