Tears on Mount Harvey
May29

Tears on Mount Harvey

A few weeks ago we did a popular North Shore hike that we had previously done for the first time in 2011, Mount Harvey. It has spectacular scenery, on one side of the ridge the Pacific ocean with a chain of islands stretching out as far as the eye can see , and on the other side a sea of beautiful coastal mountains with no end in sight. But it wasn’t just the fantastic scenery that had me reminiscing on this trip. This years summit...

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The Lost Valley
Apr28

The Lost Valley

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4 Years, 4 Summits
Apr14

4 Years, 4 Summits

Four years ago today, April 14th, 2014, myself and Spring finished our journey from Ireland to Canada and set foot in our new home in Squamish. Spring was returning to her home country after living away in Ireland for 6 years and I was moving somewhere completely new and foreign. The trip to Canada was not enjoyable. We ended up on a 9 hour flight in the middle seats of the middle isle of coach on the plane, wedged between an...

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3 Types of Fun
Apr02

3 Types of Fun

“Aw man, this is totally a Type 2 fun kinda day” I can’t remember who said it, or what I was doing when I heard it, but I remember I was suffering. My body was aching, I was a little scared and I just wanted to be back at home, safe, curled up in bed trying to forget about this day. After that experience was over I remember a while later reading something, in a blog post or article online, where somebody categorized their adventure as...

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Quotes for the Untamed
Mar31

Quotes for the Untamed

When I’m not scouring maps and reading up about new places to explore I love to read the thoughts of fellow mountaineers, climbers, adventurers and explorers. There is a certain kinship to be found when I read words, centuries old, that could have been taken from my own mind. Alan Bennett puts it best. “The best moments in reading are when you come across something – a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things – which...

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