Well here we are 2016! Another big year ahead (as it usually goes). Currently I have some Backcountry trips planned, some cycling trips and plenty of hiking. I wanted to kick the year off on a positive, so rather than setting myself realistic or unrealistic goals that may or may not come together I decided to instead to set my sights on gaining more knowledge and skills that will further my abilities no matter what goals I set out for myself. So I connected with Canada West Mountain School and took the AST 1 course this past weekend. I would highly recommend this for anyone venturing out in the backcountry through the winter time! Brent Hillier our instructor was extremely knowledgeable and a great job explaining the theory and executing the safety/emergency drills. And we had great weather too!