OnTop MEDIA COVERAGE:
ZDF (Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen = German Public TV) is producing
a documentary about the Banff National Park, to be aired prime
time on December 26, 2013. Jorg and Gery Unterasinger were
filmed and interviewed ice climbing on Professor Falls close to
Banff on a rather balmy spring day in early May. More film takes
are planned for the remainder of the year.....
Radio Canada CBC, French Channel (October
21, 2011): Jorg and Lilla Molnar were interviewed (in French!)
and filmed climbing in Heart Creek as part of the daily french
news show for Alberta, which was live casted from Canmore. The
interview was largely about the attraction of Canmore for the
mountain guide profession. If you follow the above link make sure
to click on "Octobre" in the drop down menu and "Emission
du Vendredi Oct 21". You can fast forward to scene 3/5.
Business Traveller Asia-Pacific (May 2009): Featured is our
Cortina Via Ferrata Trek as one of a series of outstanding adventures.
Vanity Fair Travel (April 2009): On of our all time favorites,
the Haute Route Glacier Trek is being featured on page 123 as
one of two hand-full of "Great Journeys". That is why
we have been running this itinerary for the last 15 years!
Explore Magazine (October 2008):
Jorg is featured in "Explore", probably the most popular
Canadian outdoor magazine, representing mountain guiding in a
piece about outdoor professions.
Following frequent requests, we finally posted an article
that Jorg wrote for Rock and Ice Magazine in 2001 about the mountain
guiding profession in the USA - pretty entertaining reading
but unfortunately not much has changed in 10 years since!
New Canmore Resource Page:
Our friend Scott Semple has started
two new resource sites for the Rockies and the Banff / Canmore
area in particular.
is a general resource page with lots of infos about popular mountain
activities including route descriptions.
are a conditions page that also features the postings of all ACMG
guides as well as the postings of other climbers.
Canadian Rockies and Columbia Mountains
Mountain Conditions Report
Check out a new services provided by the ACMG (Association of
Canadian Mountain guides).
A mountain conditions report (updated summary once a week for
any time pre- and late season when there is no public avalanche
bulletin in place).
It also has daily field observations from professional guides
regarding snow coverage, skiing and ice climbing quality.