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?

• Fashioning a tasty beverage from meteorological lemons: enjoying winter snow and autumn colors on scenic Gibbon Pass Peak!
• With wondrous views, it was little wonder we chose to wrap up Gord's 70th birthday Assiniboine adventure atop "Little Wonder"!
Miraculous moody day views and a 70th birthday celebration atop Nub Ridge.
• Another anniversary, another wintery whiteout: celebrating 5 years of marriage with the love of my life atop Wolverine Ridge!
• "Gloria! Gloria!" Solving mysteries and revising histories on a rare ascent of magnificent Mount Gloria.

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