High on the North Ridge looking towards Whistler.

AlpinRunning in SW BC

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[…]

Summit shot at the high point of the day.

Shannon Creek Headwaters Traverse

Prior to the new Sea-to-Sky Gondola, the Upper Shannon Creek Valley was only accessible by a somewhat difficult and rather long drive up a 4×4 logging road. Once in the valley, the trails were so overgrown that hiking was not particularly pleasant and running was outright impossible. With the Gondola in place, access is a quick[…]