Solo 3-day backpacking hike in Banff Rocky Mountains

Solo 40 km backpack hike to Howse pass in Banff Park, Alberta. This is an abandoned fur trading route. I show tricks for making life easy in the wilderness. The trail was in such bad shape, with so much deadfall, that I had to abandon my attempt to reach the pass. Check out Brian Patton's blog on this trail at: He's one of the co-authors of my favorite hiking book "The Canadian Rockies Trail Guide".

Best part of making these video (other than the hike) is matching music. For this video I used:

1:50 Instrumental version of Madonna's "Amazing" found on YouTube.

7:20 Instrumental version of the Tragically Hip's "Wheat King" found on YouTube. The Hip are an amazing Canadian band from Ontario.

15:10 Instrumental version of Collective Soul's "Shine". Done by Nick Scott. He's on YouTube as Ambonick1 (

19:20 Instrumental version of U2's "Bad". Great song by an even greater band.