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Ski Touring, Ski Mountaineering

Cognac Peak debacle August 19, 2017

Participants: Devlin and Jeff Mottershead We were at the Brandywine trailhead eating breakfast when we noticed that the tailpipe was under the front tire. I thought about the odds of exactly that happening and concluded that it was fairly special. … Continue reading

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Mt. Pootlass Smackdown

Where is Mt. Pootlass? Why would one go there? Why were there three rodents? A while back my son, Devlin, was given a copy of Ship’s Whistle by the cafeteria cashier while aboard one of the ferries to Vancouver. It’s … Continue reading

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2017 Brew Hut Solar Expedition

On June 3rd a crew of 9 organized by Roland Burton drove, hiked, snowshoed and skiied up to Brew Hut to replace the solar panel that had been ripped off during the winter previous. Shu Yu Fan drove one car … Continue reading

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Garibaldi Park Speed Traverse – Mt Currie to Red Heather

“You should turn back now,” the passerby said in a thick Russian accent as he watched me wallowing helplessly in the snow “you will die here”. That was more than 10 years ago, on my first trip into Garibaldi Park. Like … Continue reading

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Mt. Baker Bike’n’Ski: a video

My video-version of Elliott’s trip report

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Skis and Bikes: Self-propelled Surrey to Baker

Martin Cermak, Elliott Skierszkan, Mirko Moeller, May 20-22 2017 About a month before this trip happened, conversations started up around doing a Victoria Day long weekend ski traverse. However, in the few days coming up to the weekend, despite a … Continue reading

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Digging holes at Elfin

Waking up bright and early on Saturday, four of us piled our skis and bodies into Vincent’s car and set off for the mountain!  We got to the chain up area slightly ahead of schedule and waited for Josh to … Continue reading

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McBride in a night

“Daddy, why do you have so many owies on your feet?” “Because I skied really far.” “Why did you ski really far?” “Umm, that’s a good question… I don’t know, I guess I just kind of like doing it? Sometimes … Continue reading

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How to feel like a beginner and do the neve without hitchhiking or shuttling

With Veenstra doing a fair number of speed traverses I got intrigued. We did the McBride traverse in less than 48hr which was probably my first foray into this realm. Later on we also did the Pemberton Ice Cap in … Continue reading

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Garibaldi Neve Traverse February 20-22 2017

Trip report written by Yudel, but posted by Kevin due to technical difficulties. Participants: Yudel Huberman, Edward Lim, Sherry Gu, Roland Burton, Kevin Burton This trip has been on my to-do list for at least five years. So I was … Continue reading

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