Incoherent Scatter Radar Summer School, a mountain has to be climbed. Last year, when we had a joint EISCAT-NSF Radar School in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, near the Sondrestrom radar facility, we took almost the whole course to climb Mt Evans. This time, after the last session on Saturday afternoon, we decided to climb Sulphur Mountain, which is some 700 m above the level of Banff, Canada, where the school took place.
Our group hiked up to the peak along a well-made path via countless switchbacks. Instead, one can also take the cable car, but that might turn out more difficult than planned: the queues on the summit for a ride back were endless, and we decided that it'll be quicker to walk back down after enjoying the view and an ice cream. The photo above shows the view away from Banff, on the down a valley of seemingly untouched, endless forest. At the left edge of the photo, the summit station of the cable car can be seen.
Photos: Thomas Ulich; click to enlarge; photos about the measurement stations are taken of information signs on the summit.