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Rockies Ice Climbing: Part 1 – The Chinook (warm-up)

Two carloads drove east from Vancouver early on Friday the 13th. The destination: the Canadian Rockies for some sweet, sweet ice climbing. We got to Ian’s mum’s house in Calgary in the evening, a chilly evening at -15C. The first … Continue reading

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Newest Brew Trail Work Hike (June 22-23)

Overnight workers: Roland Burton, Carla, Deb Conrady, Ross Campbell, Ru Lai Day warriors: Stephanie Grothe, Clemens Adolphs, Gili Rosenberg, Steven Baldwin, Matthew Topham Day 1 We cleared the 150m path of logs and made a new trail.   Gili put … Continue reading

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Challenges and Triumphs Found at Harrison Hut Workhike (May 18-20)

Culibrk, L. Renard, J. Frame, G. Maleki, A. Richardson, J. Campbell, R. Steklova, K. Chenyakiri, Y. Price, M. Van Der Starr, T. Dalstein, B. Veenstra, C Abstract The Harrison Hut has been an extremely useful asset in outdoor activities for … Continue reading

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Canada by Bicycle

View Larger Map On a drizzly May 3rd morning Rachel Baldwin and I left Vancouver on heavily laden bikes heading east. During the next 11 weeks, I cycled 8000 km to St. John’s, Newfoundland through menacing tunnels in the Fraser … Continue reading

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Thank you

Well I guess this is a trip report of sorts, just of a very long trip…. On August 31st, 2011, I stepped off the plane to a grey, drizzly Vancouver morning. I didn’t know a soul. Everything I had to … Continue reading

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Joffre NW ridge

Some time ago Sam McKoy emailed me basically saying “let’s do something hard involving skis”. A little hunting around at photos suggested that we might be able to keep the grade on Joffre NW ridge down by bypassing difficulties out … Continue reading

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Chociwa Glacier – Easter Long Weekend 2012

Artem and I (Piotr Forysinski) had decided to do something cool together over the Easter long weekend. Our initial plan was to attempt the Cheam Range traverse, but the more I found out about it the more moist my underwear … Continue reading

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TR Mt. Rohr February 18th and 19th 2012

The not-quite-the-summit-yet-shot taken by Scott MacPherson. Veronika Schmitt, Anne Vialettes, Nicole Ong, Steffen Randahl, Scott MacPherson, Andrew Hill, Isabel Verse, Thomas Vogel, Jake Alleyne, Anna Stemberger, Thierry Heger, Adriana Muja. Anne and Veronika organised a great trip up to Mt. … Continue reading

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A Wedge-Currie Traverse: from Blackcomb to Pemberton by ski (Feb 3-5)

The moon is full, casting shadows across the frozen, snowmobile tracked Green river road. I skin along, my skis scraping whenever they cross over ice chunks separating car tracks from snowmobile tracks. It’s 2:00am and my mind is on repeat, … Continue reading

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Crossing of Tasman sea, Nov 2011 – Jan 2012 (part 1)

Four men (James Blake, Andrew McCowan, Nigel Cherrie and yours truly) have completed an unassisted crossing of the Tasman sea in a row boat from Sydney to New Zealand (landing in the Bay of Islands). This was only the second … Continue reading

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