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.
Kilian Jornet can definitely take credit for popularizing the idea of light and fast travel in the mountains in a way that many had not considered. His idea of “alpinrunning” is to move with the speed and efficiency of a trail runner but on terrain previously considered alpine climbing. It’s not to say he’s the first[…]
The Rubble Creek Classic trail race is one of the best in BC, traversing from Helm Creek near Function Junction in Whistler, over the volcanic cinder flats and Taylor Meadows below Black Tusk, and then down Rubble Creek near Squamish.
**Update: This post is slightly out of date. The latest FKTs I am aware of will be stored on my FKT Page accessible in the menu above.*** Chasing speed records is addicting. With the advent of Strava and the exploits of Killian Jornet and others, it is difficult not to get caught up in the[…]
In the interest of trying to climb some steeper terrain with skis on our backs, Nick suggested we try to climb the Hunt-Kelly route on Garibaldi. Despite not knowing much about the route other than a few photos from the internet and a friend who was recently in the area, we were stoked to go[…]