Author Archives: Isaac Borrego

19 Hours for Castle Towers

When I envisioned my Castle Towers backpack early this summer I had no idea that we would also be summiting the Black Tusk on the same trip. I definitely didn’t expect to get back to the trailhead at 2am, after … Continue reading

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2 Fast 2 Furious: Pemberton Drift

This is a true story. The events depicted in this trip report took place in Minnesota Semaphore Lakes in 1987 August 2021. At the request of the driver some names have been changed. Out of respect for everyone else the rest … Continue reading

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The Mountain Gets the Last Laugh(ington)

When my friend Shane mentioned we would probably need a chainsaw to get to Mount Laughington I should have realized what I was in for. This peak is not well-traveled in the winter, and it turns out there are some good reasons … Continue reading

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Banff/Jasper Scrambles and Kayaking

As the end of the summer of 2020 approached, my dream of a Rocky Mountain road trip seemed to be fading. The deadline to present my thesis proposal was nearing, making it difficult to fit any kind of trip into … Continue reading

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Racing Glaciers: An Expedited Berg Lake Adventure

Berg Lake: a place of blue waters, roaring waterfalls, and glaciers reaching down from jagged peaks all the way to the water’s edge. From the moment I heard about this special mountain Shangri La I knew I had to visit. … Continue reading

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Pushing the Limits of Mediocrity: A Cheakamus Canyon Story

“Some are born mediocre, some achieve mediocrity, and some have mediocrity thrust upon them.” – some famous poet dude I’d like to think that we at the very least managed to achieve some level of mediocrity on a cold October … Continue reading

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Journey to the South Chilcotin

First we drove. And drove. Then drove some more. Finally we walked. And walked. And then walked a bit more. Somewhere along this great distance we left the gray rock and glaciers of the Coast Range behind and found ourselves … Continue reading

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Tricouni Peak: July 18-19

It’s been over a month since we backpacked out to the Tricouni area, but I’ve decided to write it up anyway. Interestingly, when converted to Covid time, a normal month is roughly equivalent to either 5 months or 5 days, … Continue reading

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