Tag Archives: fall

May long weekend — Harrison Trail work

Our Harrison Hut is our least-accessible hut, but we are working on that. As the first work/fun trip of the year, we had some objectives. We wanted to find out if Spidery Creek was washed out, if we could even … Continue reading

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…But will it stay upright? Tour D’ Indian Arm kayak race.

Saturday night after Son of Rock, I went to sleep with two nagging questions in mind, both concerning my newly purchased “vintage” racing kayak. One, will it float? And two, equally important, will it stay upright? Rewind to Thursday same … Continue reading

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Hyalite Ice Climbing: a love story

Ice Climbing; a love story. So fair warning folks; this may turn out to be more of a cloying love letter to ice climbing than a legitimate trip report. Also, it’s pretty damn self-centred. Tough. You’ve been warmed. The cast: … 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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Rockies Ice Climbing: Part 2 – The Walking

Ian had combed through the old ice guidebook and found an adventure behind Yamnuska to Association Peak. One of these routes was a 200m WI3 and the other a 100m WI2, without much more info. Tom, Ian, and I made … Continue reading

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Semaphore lakes trip

Wide eyed and bushy tailed, we set off at stupid o’clock in the morning from Vancouver to meet at the Petro-Canada station in Pemberton to buy some much needed coffee, it was then that the excitement of the trip settled … Continue reading

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Diego’s “red (nose) point” ascent.

Earlier this week, the Squamish weather forecast was not good. I was hoping to get away for the weekend and either climb in Skaha or Leavenworth.That was until Diego texted me on Thursday night, saying the forecast for the weekend … Continue reading

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A Day to Remember

Earlier this year in the winter, the club replaced the front door at Sphinx (Burton) Hut with a new one. However, the new door had a big gap at the bottom which created various problems; for example, snow drift in, … Continue reading

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G2: Intro to Advanced Alpine Swimming

 G2: Intro to Advanced Alpine Swimming   As plans for the destination of G2 ran through a series of locations, any serious goals were thrown out the window. It was for this reason Lachlan, Neil and I found ourselves hiking up … 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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