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French-Haig-Robertson Traverse (May 18-19 2018)

My dad and I went on the French-Haig-Robertson traverse in Kananaskis Country. The trip was 20 km long and 1000 metres in elevation in the guide book, but we actually did about 24 km and climbed about 1500 metres. It … Continue reading

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Lake Lovely Water and beyond

30th Sep – 2nd Oct After seeing the weather forecast, plans for the weekend were a bit up in the air; shall we stay or shall we go. Amin, the trip organizer was desperately trying to organize lifts, check people … Continue reading

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Meager Obelisk, July 22-24

How it started: “Weekend plans?” – Nick Some email faff, obsessive weather monitoring and a trip change later we were in downtown picking up Ben from work.  I was really excited. My memories of Harrison thus far only included rain, … Continue reading

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Alcoholic Traverse, July 2016

I didn’t write this TR, it was prepared by Ben Heaps, but I don’t know how to get the computer to say that. This epic began with a bad mountain weather forecast, involving thunderstorms. Accepting the risks, the trip was … Continue reading

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Bears, Uzbeki Trout soup, and paddle boards; truly epic nonsense!

Participants: Ross Campbell, Birgit Rogalla, Natalie Makepeace, and Gabe Frame Our week was fast hurtling towards the Canada Day long weekend and our weekend plans still consisted of a long, impenetrable e-mail faff of about 10 different options. My solution … Continue reading

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Mt Currie Trail

A couple of years ago the village of Pemberton, hoping to attract tourists, built a trail up Mt Currie. The TH is semi-reachable by car if you can do water bars and cross small streams. None of us had ever … Continue reading

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Blackcomb-Currie daytrip

Saturday, April 2nd. Normally, when trying to do a new (to me) ski traverse as a day-trip I end up spending far more time researching/planning the trip than I do on the trip itself (I think, for Tantalus it might … Continue reading

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New Year Fiasco in Kootenay. Part 2

Do you know that feeling when you first get up in the morning and for several seconds have no idea where you are or how you got there? I had this same feeling that morning just before I completely woke … Continue reading

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Learning to Survival Ski 2016 March 5-6

As sometimes happens, there’s a couple of people who want to try skiing. Not Alpine Touring with the expensive bindings, and not Tele, where they actually know how, but just a bit of survival skiing. So we head off to … Continue reading

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New Year Fiasco in Kootenay Part 1

This is a story about how I and my girlfriend Dina went for a ski tour in Kootenays for the 2015-2016 winter break. The trip started on Dec 28th 2015 and finished on Jan 2nd 2015. From my previous experience … Continue reading

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