The Season has Started!

It’s rainy here in the city, but for us winter hikers, skiers, snowboarders, and snowshoers, we know that means fresh white stuff in the mountains! I had a chance to get out and hike a good section of the Lions last weekend and we were hitting areas that were already waist deep. The Season has…

Processing Time 2.0

So here I am. Same paint on the wall. Same kitchen. Different album, and different time in my life. I was looking back this morning at one of my posts from about a year ago. “Processing Time”. It got me thinking about how much of a whirlwind the last 12 months have been. Having a…

Mount Cook 

Living out here on the west coast we are spoiled to have the coastal mountains in our backyard. Want to go for a day hike? Your about an hour away from world class mountains. Want a quick bag night? Take your pick of the many destination mountains available. Which is what we did… Mount Cook….

A Quick Bag Night

Well with the weather quickly changing from hot summer to a much cooler fall, and with Whistler already getting a dusting the other day, I figured its high time for at least on more quick bag night before we move into snow camping season. This weekend a small group of us are going to head…

Weekend on Mount Baker

You know when you have one of those big projects staring you in the face, waiting for you to make your move? I do. Mine was Mount Baker. Very prominent in the skyline from Vancouver. I have seen it there my whole life, sitting just far enough away that I couldn’t make out all its…

Sky Pilot Weekend 

So over the past year, a few friends and I have been “uping” our hiking game from basic hiking trails to more and more technical approaches. Our eyes are set on tackling Mt Baker in about a month, so we felt it was time to get schooled on some of the fundamentals of Mountaineering. We…

Towing the Line

Well. I must confess. Between having a newborn and starting a new job, some parts of my life have taken a hit. It has been a learning curve that has come fast and hard, and I wouldn’t change a thing. Though I have had to slow down my frequency of trips and activities, it is…

Sights on Baker

Feeling freshly re-inspired to get back outside again from both the Vancouver Outdoor Show and the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival I have attended over the last two months I decided to sit down with my hiking group to have a discussion. The topic: Our upcoming summer trip… Months ago we had originally looked at…

Colliding Worlds

Well folks, it happened! My wife gave birth to our first child. I am so excited to start the next chapter of my life..and parenthood. Not too many weeks ago I was researching which crampons to buy and what mountaineering boots would work best, now we are going to “Baby Days” classes. Haha how quickly your…

Rear View Mirror 2016

Its 1130am on the last day of the year. I have spent much of the last month grinding it out at work and fighting off a bit of a cold. Classic way to end the year. As it is for most folks, I too, find myself in reflection of the last 12 months. It has…