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Welcome to Aid

At some point, Chris and I decided we wanted to spend two days climbing University Wall.  Like most silly plans, it sounds ludicrous at first, but somehow certain to happen. Having only aid climbing a few pitches each, we figured … Continue reading

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Mountaineering in the Bugaboos

Owen and me (Tobi) were finishing a road trip through some National Parks in the Northwestern USA, and we chose do drive back via Canada due to the prospects of a much more scenic route. Since I remembered Matt was … Continue reading

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How I Learned My Limitations in Mountaineering: G2 at Slalok Mountain and Matier Glacier

Objective: Practice mountaineering skills by crossing Stonecrop Glacier to summit Slalok Mountain, then descend to cross the Matier Glacier. If time, explore a route on Matier Mountain. Disclaimer: distances, angles and sizes of things are in relation to how I … Continue reading

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Take 2: Black Tusk and Lake Garibaldi

It was a beautiful, sunny Saturday. The birds were chirping, the skies were doing what skies do, and of course no one was on time to the meeting point. However, the force was with us and we managed to assemble … 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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Go anyway, or my latest trip to Skookumchuck

As a sea kayaker that’s always been drawn to dynamic water, I have been hooked on surfing Skookumchuck from the first trip with VKC last year. It has even become something of an obsession, checking tidal software for the good … Continue reading

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Mt. Baker Backcountry – November 19-20 2011

It was another weekend full of fun adventure for the Mt. Baker crew. We had great snow, great weather, and great times in the hut. Here’s the story from my perspective: Saturday most of us arrived at the parking lot … Continue reading

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