I’ve finished the last of the summer races that I will do this season and we are well into October. The big fall storms are rolling in strong and we had our first on-snow training day on October 9th (my earliest ever was in 2013 on Oct 3rd)! This time of year is also where[…]
September has been a fun mix of training and racing. Compared to the winter season, I don’t race all that much in the summer. I’d rather be out climbing or in the mountains and not many of the races around here really pique my interest. It’s hard to beat racing at Whistler Blackcomb though.
This is a bit behind schedule but still hopefully worth a read. If you’ve ever driven the Sea-to-Sky Highway between Squamish and Whistler on a nice day, you’ve seen what is essentially the entire Tantalus Traverse. Tantalus Provincial Park is located on the West side of the Squamish River Valley just North of Squamish.[…]
Compared to 2015, the summer has been slow coming. We’ve had pretty extended periods of unsettled weather and not much for hot sunny stretches. This, combined with a good winter snowpack, means that conditions in the alpine are actually pretty good when the sun does come out. I’ve gotten in a few pretty awesome days[…]
This is the 2016 edition of my favourite trail runs in Squamish. I don’t have much for pictures just yet but check out the descriptions and maps! One of the most essential pieces of gear for running in Squamish is the Squamish Trail Map App – download it from Trailmapps.com right now! It’s the best $10 you[…]
This post is pretty long overdue but after crashing in a race over the weekend, I’m off training for a few days which plenty of time for catching up on my blog. Summer came fast in Squamish and we’re solidly into running season. Before this though, winter was in full swing and pretty crazy.[…]
With pretty mangled feet, I’ve not got much to do other than write a blog post so here goes. The McBride Traverse is a BC Coast Range classic that goes through a big chunk of Garibaldi Park. Several variations exist with parties starting both from the top of the lifts at Whistler Blackcomb or in[…]
Fischer has made a rather quiet entrance to the skimo market over the last few years despite being the biggest ski brand in the world. Starting out with the RCx and then introducing the AlpAttack, they have now moved on to the 2nd generation, black AlpAttack. Having nordic raced with Fischer skis, I was pretty[…]