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Follow The Climbs - Saskatchewan: Cypress Hills

The Summits of Canada Expedition began with the first climb on June 25, 2006. The team continued their quest by summiting (er ... walking onto) the "peak" of Saskatchewan in November, 2011. Click here for more details and information about this unique Canadian highpoint.

James & Len reached the highpoint of Saskatchewan at 07:32, Nov. 7, 2011 after crawling out of their sleeping bags at first light some 500 meters horizontal distance from the highpoint south of the Cypress Hills. The party had to endure a near full moon and a pack of wandering coyotes in frigid surroundings as they took in the incredible horizon from their bivy site. Following exploration of the Cypress Hills and the historic Fort Walsh (the first established outpost in western Canada of the North West Mounted Police - year: 1875), James & Len explored Dinosaur Provincial Park and the Kananaskis portion of the Rocky Mountains to round out their travels. Wildlife seen included white-tail and mule deer, elk, moose, eagles and other birds of prey and a number of small mammals.


Len: looking for gophers and/or the highpoint!

James: at the highpoint of Saskatchewan, Canada

Len: at the highpoint of Saskatchewan, Canada

James: at the highpoint of Saskatchewan, Canada

Where's the peak? Oh, there it is!
High 5's & Congratulations!


Saskatchewan Cypress Hills Provincial Park
Satellite Image


CanaTREK, the Summits of Canada Expedition Team - 2006
"Teaching Canadians and the World about Canada - One Step At A Time"