For a long time, one of the foundations of my identity as an athlete has been going FAST AND LIGHT in the mountains. That is still the case – moving unencumbered through terrain is an amazing feeling. More recently however, my mindset has shifted, particularly with skiing. Fast and light can certainly be an exciting[…]
Yikes – only two posts ago was my summer 2019 summary! I guess this page needs a little more attention but it can be a little difficult with all the various places to tell stories. I’ve kept a moderately accurate training log since college so it’s always interesting to review the years’ statistics and try[…]
Another long overdue post but maybe not as delayed as some of the others. The story starts at a BBQ in Will’s backyard a few days before the 2019 Squamish 50. It’s an awesome time of year where the town is full of running friends for the race but also climbers for the Arc’teryx Academy[…]
I’ve been overwhelmingly behind on blog posts so rather than try to catch up individually, this is a bit of a summary of my spring and summer. While it’s tempting to let short blurb Instagram and Facebook posts take over, I think the long-form blog posts serve a purpose as well. Our ski season on[…]
The mega ice-science trip is over and I’m back in BC. While I’m psyched about the routes we sent this week, I’ve been thinking more about the ones we backed off. The weather was quite good, a bit chilly in the mornings but always warming to bearable in the afternoon. Avalanche conditions were about as ideal as you[…]
I’ve written several times about crossing the Garibaldi Neve Traverse. It’s a popular and spectacularly beautiful ski touring route in Garibaldi Park between Squamish and Whistler. I’ve done it quite a few times with a few variations and at varying speeds but I’ve always wondered about doing it in summer, on foot.
Nick and I have done a fair amount of tromping around in the Sky Pilot group. It’s not exactly an alpine wonderland but it is easily accessible and hosts a wide variety of adventures in tons of combinations pretty much year round. We’ve slowly been working our way around the area, ticking off summits and[…]
I’ve seen lots of questions about the need to carry or use a rope on the South Coast of BC for ski touring on glaciers. Often the first “expert” to answer says something along the lines of “if you have to ask, you should just bring one”. While there may be a bit of truth[…]