Category Archives: Red Deer

Trail Preparation Begins

Some eager volunteers came out to help get the Red Deer ski trails ready for the 2012-2013 ski season.


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On January 6th, 2012 a group of 8 skiers took advantage of a beautiful
moonlite night and skied from Great Chief Park to the ponds area at Hertiage
Ranch.  Following our evening warmed up with a yummy chili potluck and
sharing of adventures at the Dickin residence.

Club Members Attend Wilderness First Aid Course

Margo practices splinting Pat’s fractured leg while Wilderness First Aid Instructor Perry provides feedback

Margo practices splinting Pat’s fractured leg while Wilderness First Aid Instructor Perry provides feedback

Several members of the Parkland Cross Country Ski Club and the Central Alberta Mountain Club participated in a three day Wilderness First Aid Course put on by Perry from  St. John Ambulance. A huge thank you goes out to Jeff for all his time spent organizing the course even though he was not participating!

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Riverbend Day Tour

A beautiful fall hike enjoyed by Celia, Sheila and Linda at Riverbend trails. Lots of conversation and anticipation for snow and ski days. We observed a pileated woodpecker as he drank sap from the spruce tree. After the pileated friend flew off; Celia observed that the pecker had been very busy in the area. There were numerous holes in the trees. A great start to some early ski conditioning.  Submitted by Linda

October 2011 Denali Presentation By Mike Spencer


By Mike Spencer

This October meeting I would like to show some pictures taken this spring during a climb of Denali (Mt Mckinley according to the map) by myself, Lucille and Domhnall…and about 1000 other people. The success rate is generally around 54% and all three of us made it to the summit therefore beating the average and causing 2.75 other people to not summit.  And did I mention Lucille was along so of course we had the summit to ourselves in perfect, sunny, no wind conditions. Luck has a lot to do with it as several of the teams that were there ahead of us had been pinned down at various camps for a week and when the weather broke getting down was the only thing they were worried about. We saw a few of these folks in Talkeetna the night before we flew into the mountain, and they definitely were looking much worse for wear. Hope to see you October 11th at Kerrywood.


Hosted By: Parkland XC Ski Club
Date: Tuesday October  11, 7:30 PM
Location: Kerry Wood Nature Centre