Category Archives: Climb

Scrambling, Rock Climbing, Mountaineering, Ice Climbing

Skaha-Looking for Dry Weather

Mid March should be the start of spring, the start of traverses, the start of the sun. But this past few weeks we have experienced the opposite, weather has deteriorated, avi conditions have been too high and visibility to low … Continue reading

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Desert Climbing (Joshua Tree, Red Rocks) February 2017

In February 2016, I had a wonderful trip climbing in Red Rocks, Nevada, with a group of fantastic people. This year, I wanted to go back and get on some new routes. I assembled a group with some of my … Continue reading

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We climbed some ice!

Written by Alannah Wallace about Daughter of Ice, 2017 (posted for her because she is crazy busy with school and doesn’t have time to mess around with the photo system) Before I left for the trip I said to myself … Continue reading

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Try, Try Again – Climbing the North Shore Winter Classics

“’Tis a lesson you should heed, If at first you don’t succeed, Try, try again; Then your courage should appear, For if you will persevere, You will conquer, never fear Try, try again…” – T.H. Palmer The North Shore is … Continue reading

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The Jervis Expedition: Three weeks of kayak-accessed mountaineering

I know this is kind of a big deal to say, but I have to call it as I see it right now: I’m not convinced we can pull off the eastern half of this route. I don’t think it … Continue reading

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A week in the Bugaboos- August 20-26, 2016

Bugaboo Provincial Park is located in the Purcell Mountains of southwestern British Columbia, and contains many granite peaks over 3000 meters and granite spires that entice climbers from around the world. Some classic routes are the West Ridge of Pigeon … Continue reading

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Island Caving Extravaganza

The trip was limited to five people; At first I was confused as to why the group size was so small, but when you find yourself in a tunnel so tight that to move forward you have breathe in, it … Continue reading

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Lead Ladder 2016

This year the Lead Ladder weekend took place on July 2-3 and was again a huge success. On Saturday we practiced gear placements at the Sugarloaf area in Murrin Park and on Sunday we set out in teams of two … Continue reading

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Inspiration in the clouds – Eldorado Peak, North Cascades

I first heard about Eldorado from a friend in Seattle area. The photo of the snow arete instantly grabbed my attention and after a bit of homework, it was added to my short list of objectives for near future. Eldorado … Continue reading

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Crevasse rescue practice June 2016

Caitlin Schneider and I (Julien Renard) went to the Wedgemount glacier to practise crevasse rescues. Are you confident travelling on a glacier? Can you self-arrest? Can you rescue people out of a crevasse? While these are perfectly valid questions to … Continue reading

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