Mount Cook: Alone in the Mountains
Aug11

Mount Cook: Alone in the Mountains

I’m not a solo hiker. I know people who spend a lot of time alone in the wild and choose to climb mountains by themselves but I am not this kind of person. It isn’t out of fear or even out of a rational sense of safety. It’s actually just a visual preference. I like seeing people move in the mountains. I prefer to shoot pictures of people against mountainous backdrops and try to document how they interact with the...

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Garibaldi Park – Rubble Double
Jul31

Garibaldi Park – Rubble Double

The first few weeks of July has seen some glorious weather, if you like +30C degree. Nothing but sunshine and blue skies. As much as I enjoy the warmth of the sunshine, this heat does not make for great running weather. You overheat quickly, become dehydrated even faster and your body grinds to a halt. Pretty hard to feel too tired with views like this. Beautiful trail coming into Cheakamus Lake. Ahhh Black Tusk never gets old! Well...

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Descending Monmouth Canyon, Squamish
Jul28

Descending Monmouth Canyon, Squamish

Last year we started to see more and more mentions in our news feeds and social channels of Canyoneering in Southwest BC. It was enough for me to investigate it further to see who was doing it and where. When I discovered that these Canyoneers were coming to Squamish and descending Monmouth Canyon (known locally as “Jump for Joy Falls”) I was shocked. I’d past by some of the waterfalls of Monmouth before on a...

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Squamish 50 Orientation Run
Jul25

Squamish 50 Orientation Run

June 22nd was the last of the orientation runs for the Squamish 50. I knew I wanted/had to run the 47km for peace of mind. I woke up that morning tired, unsure of being able to run the full distance. I actually thought to myself I would cop out and probably choose the 37km halfway through, as there is a point in the run where the 47 and 37 runners split. Anyway, I had my good running friends Adam and Sarah(both wanting to run the...

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Descending Box Canyon, Squamish
Jul25

Descending Box Canyon, Squamish

All great Canada Days should start in a canoe in our opinion and on July 1st, Canada Day 2014, ours was no exception. Myself and Spring, along with 6 others loaded into 3 canoes on the east shore of the Squamish river and made a crossing to the west side and the trail head for Echo Lake. We followed this trail for a while before branching off and following Box Canyon Creek upstream for a while. The geology in this area is amazing with...

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Climbing Rambles and Banana Peel in Squamish
Jul23

Climbing Rambles and Banana Peel in Squamish

Recently myself and Spring got to climb a fun multi-pitch route in Squamish. We linked two climbs together, the first called “Rambles” and the second called “Banana Peel” making for 11 pitches in total. It goes at a relaxed 5.7 but it’s pretty run-out in spots. There are also a lot of pitches which only nose into Class 5 in difficulty. This would be our first multi-pitch climb together so we wanted to...

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