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A full weekend – Bridges, Pemberton Icecap, and Squamish-Cheakamus Divide

After crossing the Tantalus Range in a day last season I have been anxious to get out there and do another new long traverse in a short amount of time. A new baby (now 7 months old) has generally limited … Continue reading

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January 25-26, 2014 Intro to Backcountry Skiing – Caspar Creek

Advertised as an intro to backcountry skiing trip, this amazing adventure offered experience not only in skiing outside resorts, but winter camping, survival skiing, and bushwhacking on skis! There was so much interest two groups were formed; one ventured to … Continue reading

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Playing in the Snow: Snowshoeing at Taylor Meadows

It all began with a girl who really likes to play in the snow and who wanted to take a break from all that studying for finals: On Saturday, Dec 7, 2013, Anne Darby took a brave group of snowshoers … Continue reading

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Full Alcoholic Traverse, August 3rd-5th 2013

(Written by Giulia Attocchi) There is not more promising name for an excursion, isn’t it? And indeed it was a great trip! 14 dudes, gathered on august 3rd for a semi-beginner friendly hike. We started from the logging road, heading the … Continue reading

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Introduction to Mountaineering

So it was on this Saturday June 8th, 2013, that the first Introduction to Mountaineering took place, at Cypress Mountain. According to what I’ve read, it is meant to be a one-day introduction to mountaineering, on real snow, but not … Continue reading

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Skaha long weekend and the little red outback that could

Last easter weekend Jens organized a beginner climbing trip to Skaha to show all us newbies the ropes (yeah I said it). I am super grateful to Jens and Sam for taking the time to do this. I know everyone … Continue reading

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Intro to back-country Burns suppers on skis!

The intro to backcountry trips have had an eventful recent history. I don’t know the exact details but the last two trips involved either severe hypothermia or actual helicopters! I have previously commented that I’ve enjoyed many painstakingly organised, smooth … Continue reading

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Tropical Snowshoe/Ski Trip to Elfin Lakes Resort

Day 1 After partying relatively moderately the night before at the final hurrah of the Waldorf hotel I was a little saddened by my alarm going off at 6 to cue the beginnings of the Elfin Lakes Snowshoe Trip. Also, … Continue reading

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Phelix New Years 2013

Day 1: With Derry and Greg, Carolyn and I started off on our first backcountry ski trip, dark and early at 0530 on December 28, 2012. The Jeep was pretending to be a coffee house, complete with tunes, breakfast wraps … Continue reading

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Team Bad Idea and the slowest ascent ever of Cascade waterfall

Original trip report at: http://crackandiceaddict.wordpress.com/2012/12/20/team-bad-idea-and-the-slowest-ascent-ever-of-cascade-waterfall/ Artem and Tom joined me in Banff for a few days of climbing on the 14th. Tom had never been ice climbing before and Artem had never done any serious ice climbs. I’m also a a … Continue reading

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