Author Archives: Jeff Mottershead

Mt. Archibald and the Deadly Poison False Cilantro, May 15, 2020

My son, Devlin, and I hastily decided to do Cheam—-we hadn’t been before, and since I had a day off and Devlin had a pro-D day, we had a good chance of not seeing anyone, and even if we did … Continue reading

Posted in Trip Reports | 9 Comments

Bonnington Traverse, Nov 9-12

Participants: Birgit Rogalla, Vincent Hanlon, Dave Mackenzie, Alex Rigby, Devlin and me When we got the school calendar back in the summer, I saw that Devlin had a pro-d day on November 12, so we decided to do the Bonnington … Continue reading

Posted in Trip Reports | 2 Comments

Fun in the Lillooet River, October 13th, 2019

The Harrison Hut is my favourite hut of all time. It’s the hardest to get to, but that’s okay, since I’ve never enjoyed jammed-full huts. Back in 2010 the largest landslide in Canadian recorded history ruined the access to the … Continue reading

Posted in Trip Reports | 3 Comments

Thwarted on Hamilton Glacier, June 29 to July 4, 2019

Participants: Just Devlin and me, again. Our plan was to fly into Chilko Lake, which extends into the Coast Mountains from Interior BC, and hack our way up into the alpine and then go from glacier to glacier until we … Continue reading

Posted in Ski, Trip Reports | Tagged , , , , | 9 Comments

Stupendous Mountain Smackdown, March 1, 2019

Vanderhoof claims that it’s the geographical centre of BC, implying that the geographical centre is distinct from the normal centre. They have a number of big signs to that effect. Wikipedia claims that there has long been debate about how … Continue reading

Posted in Ski, Trip Reports | Tagged | 2 Comments

Zoa, Sort Of. Mostly I Just Flap My Gums About Various Sizes of Peanut Butter Cups. Jan 12, 2019

I’d been looking for something beginner friendly for my son Devlin’s friend and associated parents that wasn’t Red Heather, since they’d done that already, and noticed Ross Campbell’s beginner-friendly trip to Zoa. I hadn’t been to Zoa before, but it … Continue reading

Posted in Ski, Trip Reports | Leave a comment

Spearfishing in the Red Heather Lagoon, Jan 4-6 2019

After a bunch of people dropped in and out, venues changed and emails flew around, Devlin and I ended up by ourselves in a snow cave on a Friday at Red Heather, with the rest of our party arriving the … Continue reading

Posted in Ski, Trip Reports | Tagged , | 6 Comments

Flinging a Weasel in Tetrahedron Park–Sept 14-16, 2018

Participants: Devlin, Anita and Ethan This was supposed to be a totally pleasant but not-worth-writing-up trip. Anita and her 6-year-old son, Ethan, were over for a hut trip, arriving Friday afternoon. The plan was to go to the Batchelor Lake … Continue reading

Posted in Hike, Huts, Trip Reports | 2 Comments

Mt. Tom Taylor Smackdown Aug 4-5, 2018

Devlin and I went out to Strathcona Park for a BC-Day-long-weekend hike/ski/climb adventure on Mt. Tom Taylor. My pack had some heft to it: two pairs of ski boots, two pairs of skins, two pairs of skis, two sleeping bags, … Continue reading

Posted in Trip Reports | 1 Comment

Slimy Times on Round Mountain/Attack of the Goose-Dog (June 2, 2018)

A cacophonous boom shattered the silence of the moonless night! Was it an avalanche? It sounded too sharp and too big. An eerie red, flickering glow lit up the clouds. Animals could be heard running blind through the night, and … Continue reading

Posted in Trip Reports | 5 Comments