Tag Archives: Suffering

TBT3: Mikey’s Offwidth Journal (2002)

Summertime is here in full swing and it’s time to scope out projects and things to do. Like many mislead souls in the past I’ve set my sights on Pipeline and am terrified. I’ve compiled a Squamish Offwidths Checklist for … Continue reading

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Ice worms, rain, and burning skins – “Interesting” Skiing on the Pemberton Icecap

Pemberton Icefield traverse May 20-23, ~60km, lots of elevation Mike Cancilla, Luca Malaguti, Ross Campbell, Birgit Rogalla Following an email discussion, preparations for this trip started on Monday night (May 16th) when we all met up at the Veenstras’ place … Continue reading

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Best Scramble-to-Suffer ratio: Marhor to Needle Traverse

At 9pm on a Friday night, after tossing around a few other ideas, Piotr and I decided that Marhor-Needle traverse sounds like a fun way to spend a day, and by 7am the next morning we were on the way … Continue reading

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How Mount Rainier Defeated Us

What the hell am I doing here? This feeling of uncertainty, disbelief, of surreal adventure leading up to this moment and of the impending challenge leading away from it, has become an addiction since I joined the VOC. So when … 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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A Dwarf. July 3 Mountaineering

Jeff Taylor is dirtbagging/ climbing all summer, AKA: living the dream. About 2 weeks ago, he messaged me on Facebook to determine my availability for climbing shenanigans. I had 6 Vancouver friends over to my house in Vernon for the … Continue reading

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The Misty Icefield Traverse (April 20-28)

On April 20, Piotr Forysinski, Ben SP, Clemens Adolphs, Stephanie Grothe and I (Julien Renard) decided to put an end to the month long email faff that was threatening to overload my email account and finally go explore the Misty … 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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Dec 17-18: North Joffre Horseshoe fail turns to Cayoosh success

4:30 – alarm.  5:15 – Alfred pulls up.  5:45 – car switch at Taylor Way.  7:30 – Pemberton.  The urban alpine start is always a blur of a bare minimum of groggy, absolutely necessary movements and half-sleep until one really … Continue reading

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Trip report slightly less early trip to brew hut

The trip got off to a good start at 4:30 in the morning, not exactly my time, but hey I thought if it means enough daylight to get to the hut I’ll roll with it. By 9 everyone was packed … Continue reading

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