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[…]

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.[…]

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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[…]

All five peaks of the Wedgemount Traverse seen from the final peak (Rethel).

Wedgemount 5-Peaks

The Wedgemount area near Whistler is one of the most popular access points to get into Garibaldi Provincial Park. A steep trail provides access to a small hut and camping area in the alpine next to Wedgemount Lake with the Wedge Glacier spilling off the highest peak and calving into the far side of the lake.[…]