Some Prefer It On Top

Welcome to On-Top.ca: a website dedicated to those who prefer it on top - of a mountain. This website documents my many ascents in the Canadian Rocky Mountains (and occasionally elsewhere). It is my intent to share with you, my passion for the outdoors, for hiking and for scrambling. This website is designed to allow you to vicariously follow my adventures in the Canadian Rockies and to enjoy the splendor of their glaciated peaks and lake-filled valleys as I do. It will be updated frequently with new ascents as I complete them. Photos and a blog-style entry will be recorded for every ascent. It is my hope that these will serve as a resource for other outdoorsmen (and women) who wish to add their names to those already listed in the summit registers high atop. May you enjoy all of your scramble adventures as much as I have mine!
-Matthew Hobbs

What's New?

• Marking a milestone on Tunnel Mountain: Baby Penny's first summit!
• Filled with tricks and treats, Ghost Peak made for a spooky Halloween scramble!
• A grand golden getaway to cure my annual late-September "larch fever": Healy Pass Peak.
• A beautiful peak for my beautiful new baby girl: "Penny's Peak" (Little Marvel).
• A daunting daddy-daughter day hike: the good, the bad and the smoky on Panorama Ridge's East Summit!

My Tribute to the Forefather of Scrambling in the Canadian Rockies Alan Kane: