The ladies leading the charge up Tahoma.

Delayed Summer

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[…]

Andrea, Karina, Nick with Atwell Peak watching over.

Ski season is back!

Rarely in BC do I find myself wishing for rain but the high pressure living over Squamish throughout the fall has made it a reality. While I attended a conference in Halifax, (Cold, windy, with good lobster) all my wishing for snow seemed to start paying off. Seeing photos of my friends out playing in[…]

Parking lot start, summit shot, and time on the watch at the finish

Race – Mount Rainier FKT

Taking advantage of a possible break in the forecast over the May long weekend, Stano Faban, Nick Elson, and I drove down to Mount Rainier National Park in Washington. We hoped for good conditions to try a speed attempt and had heard that the Disappointment Cleaver route was in good shape, following a direct line[…]

Sunny day at Lake Louise

Steep Skiing – Lake Louise

After leaving the deep powder of Nelson, I made my way up through Revelstoke and over Rogers Pass to Lake Louise AB for the 18th International Hypoxia Symposium. A meeting of the best researchers in high-altitude medicine and any other topic pertaining to hypoxia. The location is chosen with the interests of attendees in mind[…]