In the company of strangers

A predetermined pick up point. A set location to hike. Blue bird skies. The only thing missing… My friends? So recently I had an opportunity for a quick rip up one of the Squamish local peaks. The weather had been perfect all week. Work was dragging on, and I needed a pick me up. I…

Another successful year at MOMAR

2019 MOMAR (Mind over mountain adventure race) marked it’s 20th season, and did not disappoint. A group of three of us left from Richmond to Vancouver island where we would connect with our fourth team member. Arriving on the Friday about mid day Jason, Seb, and myself casually made our way from the ferry terminal…

What drives the Adventure Race?

It’s only a handful of days until we pack up and make our way to Vancouver island for the annual MOMAR (mind over mountain adventure race) in the Comox valley. A 30/50km (depending on your level of masochism) multidisciplinary race consisting of kayaking, mountain biking, and orienteering. I am racing with my friend Jason, whom…

And just like that it’s over.

I woke up just before 6am. It was cool this morning. Not cold but cool. Enough to realize that summer is packing up and leaving town pretty soon. I’m up in the Cariboo on a Dad’s and kids camping trip on my friends parents property. What a riot. It’s labour day Monday, and the next…

Let’s go Climb Mount St Helens

2 and a half day road trip. Pacific Northwest. Caving through lava tubes, Sledding on a volcano in June. Sound like a good idea… Of course. That’s what we thought too. The group consisted of my brother Isaac, myself, my friend Tristan, and Graham, a mate from work. The proposed trip was formulated by Tristan,…

#nextadventure

So it seems that just as quick as journeys end, so to, journeys begin. We have just come off our Mexico project, finally feeling normal again, and yet here we are scrolling maps and planning out the next adventure. Mount St Helens. Washington State, here we come, and I couldn’t be more excited. Mount St…

Once upon a time in Mexico

A crazy trip, 5 days, no sleep (well, barely), 2 guides, 4x4ing, tacos, and hell of a mountain to climb. This is how we mountaineer: Pico de Orizaba. And we’re off! 4/24/19 The day is here. Inception to realization. It’s 1145pm. I’m sitting at the tail end of a plane, 2 beers deep at Vancouver…

Crunch Time.

If you have been following along, you know that time has ticked down to a handful of days before we leave. Our big trip down to Mexico, looming in front of us. Though the flight has been booked for a while, the game plan all but sorted out, there is still that “Holy Shit” factor….

The next big project

Well it’s official. My flight is booked. I have signed on to join a friend of on an amazing climbing experience in Mexico at the end of April. We will be flying down for a 5 day mountaineering trip that promises to be one for the books. Pico de Orizaba. The highest peak in Mexico…

Film Festivals and Trail Races

A very busy weekend out here on the west coast. Film festivals, races, and trade shows. I took part in yesterday’s MEC racing series. A great day out at Burnaby Lake BC. 10.5 kilometers of trail, ice, and snow. The sun was shining, and the temperature was perfect for running. A great outing to get…