Mount Baker: Ice Climbing
Dec15

Mount Baker: Ice Climbing

 “Did you see the BCMC call out for a trip to the Mt Baker seracs to do some ice climbing? Do you want to sign up?” This was the question I received in a text from Leigh one morning in October. I texted back within seconds saying “Anniversary at Baker!” It just so happened that the Thursday before the trip we would see our 8th year wedding anniversary come and go.  This seemed like the perfect way to see in...

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Tantalust, Part V: Epilogue
Nov08

Tantalust, Part V: Epilogue

< Tantalust, Part IV: Risking Adventure The roar of the propeller blades and engine was deafening. As we lifted suddenly off the ground the Haberl Hut, where we’d lived for 3 nights, became a speck on top of a rocky ridge below us. “Want to check out the Rumbling Glacier?” We’d met this Helicopter pilot before. He had flown Ron and his friends up to the Cabin to do maintenance on it. While he waited for them to finish we talked to...

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Tantalust, Part IV: Risking Adventure
Nov07

Tantalust, Part IV: Risking Adventure

< Tantalust, Part III: Finding Jim I stirred awake. I could hear Spring outside, in the kitchen area of the Cabin, preparing breakfast. I hadn’t really slept, the sleep I did get was restless and fitful at best. I woke up periodically and looked around to remind myself that I wasn’t out sleeping somewhere on those glaciers. My shoulders felt stiff and knotted, from bearing the weight of a heavy pack and a stressful day....

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Tantalust, Part I: my little Everest
Nov04

Tantalust, Part I: my little Everest

To say I spend an inordinate amount of time thinking about the Mountains would be an understatement. While other mountaineers likely dream about far off high places in the Andes or the Karakoram, I spend most of my time thinking about those right on my doorstep here in British Columbia, Canada. You see, I’ve lost the taste for commuting. I imagine I will travel to other mountain ranges in the future to test my mettle but for now I...

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What gets us Stoked, II
Oct18

What gets us Stoked, II

This weeks selection of videos that get us stoked and motivated to get outdoors. What have you been watching lately that has been inspiring you? We’d love to see your favorite videos....

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