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Scrambling, Rock Climbing, Mountaineering, Ice Climbing

“The rain is just in your mind” wet climbing in Electric Avenue

After a lot of incertitude about the weather and not seeing pouring rain at 6am, we headed to Squamish! The sky was not looking so bad until we passed Squamish and continued north to go to Electric Avenue. At that … Continue reading

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Toba Expedition

Before we begin, a shout out is in order to the Neil Mackenzie Trust and the VOC for putting together the Neil Mackenzie Adventure Grant. Learning about this grant for grand expeditions inspired us to dream up a longer combined … Continue reading

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Cerise Creek & Keith’s Hut Reopens & Joffre Scramble

The Cerise Creek Trail is now rerouted across the May 2019 landslide and the Keith Flavelle Hut is unlocked (as of July 1st 2021)! To mark this, I’ll post a brief guide to the Joffre Peak (2721m) summer scramble route (SE … Continue reading

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Cypress Glacier G1 School Oct. 3/4 2020

Sunny and warm on Saturday, foggy/cloudy and wet on Sunday. Not bad for coastal BC weather in October! One of the cars (a Jetta) did not have enough clearance to make it all the way to the trail head, so … 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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Climbing in Cathedral Provincial Park

Trip Date: July 9-13, 2020 Trip Participants: Nick Hindley, Nick Brown, Daniel Alacoque In-keeping with my general theme of posting trip reports significantly after the fact; here is write up of our trip into Cathedral Provincial Park in mid-July 2020. … Continue reading

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Climbing Mt.Robson

I had never actually seen the summit of Mount Robson. Every time I drove by in the past the top half of the mountain was engulfed in a boiling tower of clouds. Standing in the parking lot with Seton Kriese, … Continue reading

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Impromptu Rockies Road Trip

This trip report is ancient history, from early-September 2018. I wrote it but for some reason never posted it anywhere. The trip report feed has been pretty quiet lately for obvious reasons, so here’s some light reading of a coupl’a … Continue reading

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Colonel Foster in Winter

Earlier this year, my friend Liam Gilchrist and I took advantage of the first week of school closures due to COVID-19 to make our second, successful attempt at climbing the East face of mount Colonel Foster on Vancouver Island in … Continue reading

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The underrated East-Sub Summit of Mount Shadowfax

Participants: Duncan Pawson, Nick Hindley, Harlin Brandvold Dates: August 2019 Days 1-2: After our journey to Pangea was cut short (see trip report for that), we headed to Phelix Creek as a solid backup. Our plan was to establish a … Continue reading

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