Duke Mtn. is a slightly more obscure peak off the Duffy Lake Road. Only obscure because it is not part of the Matier group, Duke features some awesome steep lines that recently caught my attention. I managed to talk Stano into checking it out (despite his Cayoosh obsession) and Pascal agreed to tag along as[…]
I’ll admit to being very inspired by Stano’s recent interview with Trevor Hunt. One part that rang particularly true to me was Trevor’s comment: “Side-slipping is not steep-skiing, it’s just side-slipping”. While I try to live up to this mantra whenever I find myself somewhere steep, I must confess to being a side-slipper. Paul and I[…]
A bit of snow up high and no snow in the valley has meant that logging roads, normally inaccessible with a winter snowpack, allow access to high places that usually go unvisited. Tricouni Peak, just North of Squamish is one such zone. Tricouni gets a bit of attention in the summer as a scramble but is typically reserved for sledders in the winter.
After leaving the deep powder of Nelson, I made my way up through Revelstoke and over Rogers Pass to Lake Louise AB for the 18th International Hypoxia Symposium. A meeting of the best researchers in high-altitude medicine and any other topic pertaining to hypoxia. The location is chosen with the interests of attendees in mind[…]