Tuesday, December 29, 2020

The Year in Photos - Pandemic Edition

As we prepare to send off 2020 with a most deserved two finger salute, I suppose we should spend a second reflecting back on this year that has managed to feel like it took forever, while also flying by at the same time. Dumpster fire of a year that it was, overall, I can’t complain about my past 365. I managed to spend a ton of time with my favourite people while properly socially distancing on remote adventures in the wilds of the Canadian Rockies.

My mountain stats for the year include setting all new personal bests:
  • 50 days spent in the mountains
  • 47 peaks summited in the Rockies (22 more than my previous one year record)
  • 140,699 ft of total elevation gained (50,000+ ft more than last year’s)
  • 470 kms trekked, hiked, and scrambled
  • 314 hours and 46 minutes total time spent bashing up peaks (18,886 minutes)
  • 100th unique peak summited (cumulative) in the Rockies during the summer
  • bagged my second 11,000’er in the Rockies
  • saw more bears than in any previous single year
Between bouts of mountain adventures, I baked a lot of things out of sheer boredom, caught the Mumps, spent dozens of hours yelling at political news cycles on TV, threw out my back tying my shoe, drank 130 different craft beers, read 20 books, and otherwise laid around the house like a potato.

It should come as no surprise then, that my year end selection of photos features a lot of mountains, interspersed with food, beer, and incredible prairie sunsets.

Wishing you and yours all the best in 2021!!

Mosaic 2020 - Final-1

Previous annual mosaics: 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009

1 comment:

  1. Aha! I found your other account. Looks like a great 2020 to me!