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Nov 12, 2010

  Talus, 1993 – 2012

Talus was 1 year old when I picked her up from the Regina Humane Society in 1994. She was the first cat I owned.

Dec 11, 2010


Welcome to my home page. Here you will find links on some of my favorite areas of interest: Mountaineering, Mac and Chess.

I am the author of Fixation 2.x, a Mac interface client for Internet Chess Servers.

I live in Regina, Saskatchewan and work for a local IT company primarily designing Java applications for clients.

Site History

2014 
  Feb 6 Added some photos of my cats, including our newest member of the family Prism.
2013 
  April 1 In February, I went to Africa for three weeks to climb Lenana Peak on Mt. Kenya, climb to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro and go on a safari. Click here (opens a new window or tab) to see the slide show. Note that this is currently a work in progress so check back often for updates.
2012 
  Sept 8 Site moved from cknelsen.sasktelwebsite.net
2011 
  March 27 Redesigned the web site to use tables and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) instead of HTML frames (except the Chess pages).
2009
Dec 1 Started adding photos from my second trip to Nepal in October-November.
2007 
Oct 18 My Nepal 2002 pictures are now available on this website. My ISP finally provided users with more disk space.
2004
Nov 20 Removed the Frames structure from the Fixation 2.x section. Mac OS X images have been added for a number of the user interface elements.
Aug 22 New counters (my ISP has pathetic counters) and a guestmap. Fixed broken links on my chess pages. New photos for the main page.
2003
Aug 21 On the August long weekend, I took a Snow & Ice course. I learned about glacier travel and climbed Mt. Athabasca.
Jan 15 Fixation 2.1.1 released.
2002
Nov 18 Added the Nepal 2002 link on the index frame. The Nepal portion was originally hosted on my .mac site since I did not have enough space on my ISP web site for the images.
Nov 16 Added photos from my 1999 ascent of Grotto Mountain and my 1998 ascent of Mt. Niblock.
Nov 11 Added photos from my 1997 ascent of Cascade Mountain. Main page now uses some photos from my October 2002 trip to Nepal.
Nov  2 I have just returned from trekking in Nepal, visiting the Solu-Khumbu region of Eastern Nepal. Summitted Kala Pattar (5545m/18,192') which gave me spectacular views of the south and west faces of Mt. Everest (8848m), including its famous south col. I climbed Island Peak (6106m/20,033'), also known as Imja Tse, which involved a technical ascent of a glacier and a steep snow slope. Of the 28 days on trek, 10 nights were spent above 4,000 metres (13,120') of which two were at Island Peak base camp (5087m/16,690').
July 21 Fixation 2.1 released.
2000
Jan 26 Added photos for my ascents of Mt. Sparrowhawk and Mt. Wilcox. Added descriptions for my 1998 and 1999 scrambles.
1999
Nov Re-designed the layout of my Chess pages, updated the links on my Macintosh page and applied cosmetic changes to the main page.
Mar 16 Added Fixation 2.0 link. Fixation is a Macintosh client for playing online chess at the ICC and FICS.
1998
  Added photos from my 1997 ascents of Sulphur Skyline, Mt. Andromache, Castle Mountain and attempted ascent of Pyramid Mountain. Added photos from my ascents of Mt. Indefatigable, Cirque Peak, Mt. Tyrwhitt, Mt. Chester, Mt. Richardson, Heart Mountain, Mt. Rae, and my hike of the Mt. Allan Centennial Trail. I also added photos of the black bear I encountered in Jasper NP.