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Ski Touring, Ski Mountaineering

Red Raincoats head to Brew (May 21-23 2016)

People who came up to Brew: Roland Burton, Lucy Buchanan-Parker, Alberto Contreras Sanz, Sarah Chay, Perrine Mezin, Jean-Yves Maetz, Xiaojiao Stacy Wang, Tomasz Smith, Bruno Godin, Scott Webster, The Veenstra Family (Christian, Line, Fenya), Lea Zhecheva Tasks: Get firewood, fix … Continue reading

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Second Overland Attempt to Pitt River Hot Springs

  (Click on photos to see big.) Day 1/4: Five hours of slogging up a logging road through razed forest. My pack, I swear, is swelling. Perhaps Jabba the Hutt crawled inside it during lunch. At least we’ve made progress … Continue reading

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My first ski traverse: or how I learned to ski ballet and had a rad weekend with five amigos!

April 9-10th, 2016 Trip participants: Clemens Adolphs, Elliott Skierszkan, Martin Cermak, Mirko Moeller, Jeremy Leal, and myself, Kasia Celler I’m not into making large goals lately, so I wasn’t too ambitious for this winter. I thought to myself that it would … Continue reading

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Womyn’s Ski Traverse Trip Report

Date: April 9-10, 2016 Route: Blackcomb-Currie Traverse (~ 35km, 2,200m elevation gain) Group: Line Veenstra, Caitlin Schneider, Petra Klupkova, Katie McMahen, Alex Annejohn, Rachel Baldwin, Veronika Schmitt, Klara Steklova, Sarka Vavrova Line took the initiative to organize what has become … Continue reading

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Zealous Zoa Zigzaggers Zoom Zanily

I was unlucky enough to be one of 2.5 people awake in the Modo van on the drive back from Zoa, so I got tasked with writing the trip report… Having decided relatively late in the season that I actually … Continue reading

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Tough beginners take on Mt. Rohr

Participants: Florian Speck, Lena Foerstel, Alberto Contreras Sanz, Natalie Makepeace, and Ross Campbell Date: 9th-10th Apr 2016   A week previously, after a long geographically enforced hiatus, I organised a beginner friendly ski trip to Zoa. 14 people came out … Continue reading

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Blackcomb-Currie daytrip

Saturday, April 2nd. Normally, when trying to do a new (to me) ski traverse as a day-trip I end up spending far more time researching/planning the trip than I do on the trip itself (I think, for Tantalus it might … Continue reading

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March 25. Good Neve Friday.

Nick Gobin, Marius Muja and myself (Olek Splawinski) made plans to ski across the Garibaldi Neve. We opted for an early start, hoping to ski Garibaldi peak if conditions were favourable. Marius and I left North Vancouver at 03:30 and … Continue reading

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New Year Fiasco in Kootenay. Part 2

Do you know that feeling when you first get up in the morning and for several seconds have no idea where you are or how you got there? I had this same feeling that morning just before I completely woke … Continue reading

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A ‘Spearhead Traverse’ that Became Deep at Steep Creek

March 12-13, 2016 This began as a call by Ian Johnston to repeat last year’s stellar mid-march Spearhead Traverse, which we completed under sunny skies and impeccable weather. However, in stark contrast to 2014-2015’s dry and sunny winter, it appears … Continue reading

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