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…

The Turn Back.

Have you ever had to turn back from a trip? After going through all the route planning, logistics, packing, heading out the door and… something goes wrong. Someone in the group gets injured or sick. Or weather turns on you so fast that your forced back. It’s hard. Hard to walk away from all that…

Countdown

Well I have a chance to get a quick bag night before the end of November (and I will take it!). Managed to convince my cousin and my mate Jason to join in this short but exciting endeavour. Our plan is to climb Sigurd Peak in Squamish Valley BC. Forecast is looking so so. But you never know,…

Slideshow -Calgary to Richmond Cycle Tour

Hey Folks. I finally had a chance to sit down and out together a bit of a slide show of my trip from this past summer cycle touring from Calgary Alberta to Richmond BC. Here is a link to it on my you tube page. Cheers.  

A Dream of Rainier

Climbing Mount Rainier has been on my mind and on my radar for a long time, all 14000+ feet of it. I find that it keeps randomly coming up in conversations, and not always by me. Sometimes someone mentions reading about it, or that they know someone who climbed it and suddenly my ears perk up….

Processing Time.

Grizzly Bear’s “Yellow House” Album is playing and I, sitting on my kitchen floor with coffee in hand am processing. For me this is common. This is my spot. For others it may be yoga, painting, or meditation and such. In this crazy 24/7 life that we are all breezing through at lightning speed I…

MOMAR Revisited- Unfinished Business.

After last years failed attempt at MOMAR I was left with a sour taste in my mouth. Though I felt we did the best we could given the scenario we were in, there was still a lingering feeling of an opportunity missed. Some unfinished business. It was only a matter of time before I found…

Sunshine Coast Cycling

Hey folks. Last summer I cycled an amazing route along the Sunshine Coast. Rolling hills, some big climbs and some cold beers. I was asked recently if I could put together an article for folks looking to go cycle touring in that region. If you ever venture out this way it is a fantastic ride. Check out…