I have been privileged to hike and backpack in some very beautiful areas of the Canadian Rockies, many of which have been called 'premier' destinations according to some guidebooks. Rockwall, Egypt Lake, Mount Robson, Skoki, Lake O'Hara, Iceline just to name a few. One that has been on my list for some time was Mount Assiniboine. Mount Assiniboine is known as the 'Matterhorn of the Rockies' because of it's resemblance to the famous mountain in Switzerland. It is the sixth highest mountain in Canada at 3618m and is a standout because of it's unique, pyramid-like shape.
This photograph is the first view we had of Og Lake and our camping area for the next few days. Lake Magog at the base of Assiniboine is some 7km distant which we hiked to a couple of days later. After 10 hours on the trail and 50 lbs of gear on your back including a dslr, filters and a tripod, the image captured below was a welcome sight. Don't forget to click on the picture!