Running along Blackcomb Peak after one last climb of Blackcomb Buttress for the season.

Fall 2017 Training

My training cycle usually follows a pretty similar pattern. Race a lot in the winter. Ski adventures in the spring. Long running and mountain days in the summer. Ski specific training in the fall. This season was no exception aside from a slight difference to the last few years – I won’t be going to[…]

Crossing the Rumbling Glacier (Nick's Photo).

Tantalus Ski Traverse – FKT

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[…]

Tantalus (r) and Dione (l)

Tantalus Traverse In A Day

  This is a bit behind schedule but still hopefully worth a read. If you’ve ever driven the Sea-to-Sky Highway between Squamish and Whistler on a nice day, you’ve seen what is essentially the entire Tantalus Traverse. Tantalus Provincial Park is located on the West side of the Squamish River Valley just North of Squamish.[…]

Sun, trees, and fog on the S2SG Evac Route

Training – Six Favourite Trail Runs in Squamish – 2016 Update

This is the 2016 edition of my favourite trail runs in Squamish. I don’t have much for pictures just yet but check out the descriptions and maps! One of the most essential pieces of gear for running in Squamish is the Squamish Trail Map App – download it from Trailmapps.com right now! It’s the best $10 you[…]

Passing Harmony Lake - David McColm Photo

Fall 2015 Training Update

Returning to Squamish from Europe in May was a bit of a mixed blessing. Of course it was tough to leave the fantasy land of full time training and racing – Colin coined it ‘Post-Cham Depression’ – but on the other hand, the summer was getting going in BC and there were quite a few[…]