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[…]
Though I still have a draft of my season racing wrap-up post sitting uncompleted, it seems more appropriate to give a little recap of the last two months of what I’ve been up to since getting home from Europe. At the beginning of April when I first arrived, it was essentially still winter on the Coast (despite[…]
Nick and I have had the Tantalus Ski Traverse on our minds for a few years now. It’s right outside Squamish and on paper, the Traverse shouldn’t take that long. It’s 40km with 3500m of elevation gain. The terrain doesn’t exactly lend itself to moving as fast as possible however. Partly because you start essentially at[…]
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.
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[…]