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[…]

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.[…]

Alan Kearney Photo. Glacial Recession in the Cascades comparing 1981 to 2006!

Three Actions

How is your season so far? The  2013-2014 season has been an eye-opening one for me. The  South Coast of BC has been extremely warm and dry. When we get storms, it has come as rain, even high in the mountains. When cold, arctic air arrives, it pushes away the moisture and we have cold,[…]