Brendan and Kris jogging on the dry Sentinel Glacier with the N Face of Nch'Kay and Dalton Dome in the background.

Summer Garibaldi Neve Traverse

I’ve written several times about crossing the Garibaldi Neve Traverse. It’s a popular and spectacularly beautiful ski touring route in Garibaldi Park between Squamish and Whistler. I’ve done it quite a few times with a few variations and at varying speeds but I’ve always wondered about doing it in summer, on foot.

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Sky Pilot Group Traverse

Nick and I have done a fair amount of tromping around in the Sky Pilot group. It’s not exactly an alpine wonderland but it is easily accessible and hosts a wide variety of adventures in tons of combinations pretty much year round. We’ve slowly been working our way around the area, ticking off summits and[…]

The Spearhead Traverse is a great objective to complete in a day!

Tips for Spearhead in a Day

The Spearhead Traverse is often done over two and three days but more and more parties are choosing to go light and complete it in a single long day. The easiest route starts at Blackcomb Mountain and departs the Blackcomb Glacier via the Showcase T-Bar. It usually takes a fit and competent party 8-10 hours[…]

Running along Blackcomb Peak after one last climb of Blackcomb Buttress for the season.

Fall 2017 Training

My training cycle usually follows a pretty similar pattern. Race a lot in the winter. Ski adventures in the spring. Long running and mountain days in the summer. Ski specific training in the fall. This season was no exception aside from a slight difference to the last few years – I won’t be going to[…]

Foggy on the Sphinx Glacier.

Garibaldi Lake Circumnavigation

I realize it’s been a little while since I’ve written a blog despite having had a few cool adventures over the summer and fall. I’ll start catching up with a recap of a little run in the park. Garibaldi Lake is a pretty popular destination in the summer. TONS of tourists hike about 10k up[…]