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Nicolas James  Penman / videographer / photographer / aspiring conservationist. Generalist at Abandoned Spirit House Films. Currently posted in the Canadian Rockies.

Night falls somewhere high above Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada, the throngs having long since retreated from the pathways and parking lots below. Only a select few endeavour to go all the way up, and they’ll tell you it’s definitely worth it. #MountainLife

The iconic “Three Sisters” loom over the @TownOfCanmore, Alberta at dusk. From left to right: Hope (Little Sister), Charity (Middle Sister) and Faith (Big Sister). The peaks are also known as the Three Sisters in the traditional language of the Stoney Nakoda indigenous tribe, although they didn’t give them the Christian nicknames, of course. We don’t use those. #MountainCulture

A shrouded glimpse of the far end of the Plain of Six Glaciers in Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada. This place is actually more beautiful when aspects of it are left to the imagination. Fortunately, I was able to share the view with someone who appreciates this. #MountainCulture

.@MIKEMWILSON ridge-walks toward the summit of Alberta, Canada’s Grotto Mountain from the Northwest. This @TownOfCanmore classic did not disappoint. #Mountaineering

A view into Kananaskis Country from the summit of Grotto Mountain, located 2,706 metres above sea level on the outskirts of the @TownOfCanmore, Alberta, Canada. Windtower Mountain is visible in the foreground to the left, and I believe the body of water near the bottom right of the frame is the Spray Lakes Reservoir. Scrambling season is officially upon us in the Canadian Rockies. #MountainCulture

Mountaineer @MIKEMWILSON stands triumphant at the true summit of Mount Rundle (AKA Waskahigan Watchi / House Mountain) in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada, revelling in a spectacular view of the Bow Valley approximately 2,949 metres above sea level. #MountainCulture

A grey curtain starts to drop over Windtower Mountain, located near the southeastern end of the Canadian Rockies in Alberta’s Bow Valley. (Shot from the entrance to Grotto Canyon.) #MountainCulture

A closer look at the previous image.

A sunlit mountaintop view from the Smith Dorrien Trail, located near the @TownOfCanmore, Alberta, Canada. Frankly, I’m not sure what peak this is. If anyone in the audience can identify it, please speak up. ✌🏻

.@MIKEMWILSON and I were treated to a low flyover from this bald eagle while making our way up Mount Baldy in Kananaskis Country, Alberta the other day. Quite the moment.

As the sun begins to set, fog devours an easterly aspect of Phantom Crag (AKA Devil’s Fang) in Alberta, Canada’s Ghost River Wilderness Area, which borders Banff National Park. Established by the province in 1967 and nicknamed “The Ghost” by locals, the area is strictly protected - development, hunting and fishing are all forbidden here, allowing cougars, bears, wolves, bighorn sheep, deer, moose and many other forms of life to thrive. #MountainCultureElevated

Alberta, Canada’s Bow River thaws under the April sun. Fed by the Wapta Icefield’s Bow Glacier, it flows for 587 kilometres (365 miles) from the Canadian Rockies to the Hudson Bay. The Blackfoot name for the river is Makhabn, which roughly translates as "river where bow reeds grow".

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