Author Archives: Jeff Mottershead

Box Canyon: Exit Via Narrow Gulley

The COVID rules say that we’re not supposed to cross healthcare region boundaries, so the skiing I’ve been doing with my son, Devlin, has all been in the Fraser Health Region, where we live. That cuts out the North Shore … Continue reading

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The Spatula, Cognac Peak, Spatula Peak, Brandywine, and did I mention the Spatula? Sept 12, 2020

Participants: Devin Mottershead, Alex Rigby, Dave MacKenzie. I was waffling a bit about writing a trip report on this, because despite me being fairly dumb, there wasn’t as much personal stupidity and suffering to reach my standard threshold for being worth … Continue reading

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Fun with the RCMP

I went up to install the throne in the new backup outhouse up at Brew Hut and discovered that rain makes the trail wet. It was even snowing up at the hut, although it was all melting on contact with the ground. … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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