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[…]

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Full McBride Traverse FKT

With pretty mangled feet, I’ve not got much to do other than write a blog post so here goes. The McBride Traverse is a BC Coast Range classic that goes through a big chunk of Garibaldi Park. Several variations exist with parties starting both from the top of the lifts at Whistler Blackcomb or in[…]

Skiing the Diavolo Glacier.

Steep Skiing or Sleep Skiing?

Sometimes, despite extensive planning, you end up spending a day doing something entirely unexpected. One of the main reasons I hesitate to plan any ski trip in advance is how things change. Partners want to come or bail, avalanche conditions change with the weather, and travel is fast or slow depending on new snow. All[…]

Eric finishing off the day with ice cream from Cows. Nick E Photo.

Race – Spearhead Traverse FKT

This weekend, Nick and I managed to nail a weather window that called for moderate temperatures and sunny skies after a few days of good weather following a big storm. This meant that a good skin track was likely set around the Spearhead Traverse and the conditions would be fast for travel in the alpine[…]