Join National Geographic explorer and author of The Wolverine Way Douglas Chadwick for an evening of compelling storytelling about the fierce, feisty and endangered wolverine.
For the better part of five years Doug volunteered with the Glacier Wolverine Project studying the elusive animal. Across snowy trails, ice and mountains Doug witnessed the wolverine’s limitless spirit as it effortlessly completed a 1,500 m technical climb in only 90-minutes, and boldly stood up to a 500lb grizzly – and won!
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It’s a free event but there’s limited seating, so you should reserve a spot.
I saw the tracks of one at Burstall pass back in the fall just after the first big snowfall. The wolverine went straight across the pass, and straight up a 60 degree slope (the ridge just to the south of the pass) in 2 feet of snow. His gait didn’t change at all between the flat and the slope, just right up and over in an arrow straight line. Neat critters.
Highly recommend this, went to it in Waterton and he was very good.
I’ve witnessed the wolverine’s climbing abilities. Several years ago I climbed Mt Rae from Ptarmigan Cirque at Highwood Pass with some friends. We stopped at the col between Ptarmigan Cirque and the Rae Glacier for a break. Someone in the group noticed an animal running up the glacier towards us, probably 2000 feet below, but we soon lost sight of it due to the convex nature of the slope. About 10 minutes later a wolverine suddenly appeared on the col probably 30 feet away from us, he had no idea that we were there. He froze for a few seconds when he saw us, enough to get a good look at him, and then bolted back down the way he had come up. We didn’t have time to even pick up a camera but it was an unforgettable encounter.