This was too cool of a trip to not get it’s own blog post but things have been a little crazy lately. It’s hard to avoid getting anxious for ski season to start every fall but this October the weather was incredible so it was easy to get distracted by running and climbing in the[…]
I’ve been quite busy with school lately but after the Rubble Creek Classic, I caught a cold and took some mandatory rest time. This allowed me to get caught up on preparing lectures and even a few days ahead. So, when my cold settled, I was raring to get back out in the mountains, especially[…]
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.[…]
Nick wanted to climb the Northeast Arete on Wedge Mountain this week, on of the classic Coastal mountaineering routes. I was keen but had already done it so I suggested we try something that we had been talking about since last season. Wedgemount Lake is a beautiful turquoise glacial lake with a small hut in Garibaldi Park. One[…]
A bit of snow up high and no snow in the valley has meant that logging roads, normally inaccessible with a winter snowpack, allow access to high places that usually go unvisited. Tricouni Peak, just North of Squamish is one such zone. Tricouni gets a bit of attention in the summer as a scramble but is typically reserved for sledders in the winter.