Race – ROAM Randonne Rally

Saturday was the first day of the Coldsmoke Powderfest in Nelson BC. The local mountain shop: Rivers Oceans and Mountains sponsors the ROAM Randonne Rally as part of the event. I decided to stop at the race on my way through to the Hypoxia conference in Lake Louise. I met Canadian skimo guru Stano and[…]

Dynafit's Dy.N.A. Evo

Gear – Foot Weight

The ISMF had an interesting statistic in their Skimo World Championships Preview document released earlier this season. They claim 1 gram lost from feet is like losing 7 from the pack in terms of energy cost. I can’t find any data to support this but do have some thoughts as I try to cut my[…]

Summit!

Steep Skiing – Mt. Garibaldi NE Face

The NE Face of Nch’kay (Mt. Garibaldi) is a classic “steep” ski line on a peak that dominates the Sea to Sky but is still requires a bit of effort to approach. The climb itself is non-technical with much of the face possible to skin followed by a short bootpack to the summit. A snowmobile makes[…]