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Oreos for breakfast – Daughter of ice 2018

Before I arrived in Vancouver in August it was inconceivable to me that I would ever enjoy climbing, but soon enough my roommate convinced me to give it a try. Next thing I knew, I was in a car headed … Continue reading

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We climbed some ice!

Written by Alannah Wallace about Daughter of Ice, 2017 (posted for her because she is crazy busy with school and doesn’t have time to mess around with the photo system) Before I left for the trip I said to myself … Continue reading

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Try, Try Again – Climbing the North Shore Winter Classics

“’Tis a lesson you should heed, If at first you don’t succeed, Try, try again; Then your courage should appear, For if you will persevere, You will conquer, never fear Try, try again…” – T.H. Palmer The North Shore is … Continue reading

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Daughter of Ice · Feb. 5th – Feb. 8th, 2016

I’de like to… I’de like to say something, I’ve prepared. Hello. How about that ride in? I guess that’s why they call it Marble Canyon. Haha. You guys might not know this, but I consider myself a bit of a … Continue reading

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Ice Climbing in the Rockies. With Mountains, Frost Bite and Albertan Culture.

Part 1: Driving, Driving and more Driving.  And some Ice. BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEEEP! I awoke with the cardiac arrest I associate with all alarm clocks.   It was 7:30, 23rd December 2015, the morning after my last exam and the subsequent … Continue reading

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Seymour Saturday Nov 01

At 9 am, the parking lot at Seymour was a sheet of ice, which made it necessary to drive carefully unless you were into doing donuts. For the first half hour we needed to walk somewhat carefully to avoid patches … 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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Rockies Ice Climbing: Part 4 – The Stacked Nuts

We are ever-so grateful for Alfred letting us lot of dirtbags using his condo, but that was quite likely the worst night any of us had on the trip. The condo was a like a furnace. Way too hot to … Continue reading

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Rockies Ice Climbing: Part 3 – The Ghost

Ian and I awoke in Calgary hearing that the others (fresh from Vancouver) were ready to go from Canmore. The plan was to skip the crowded and easy-to-get-to-crags along the Trans-Canada highway and go straight into the Ghost Valley. We … 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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