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,…

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…

The Reason you have a Plan B

So The beginning of February has already rolled in, and with it our annual winter camping trip. This year we had our eyes on a winter ascent of Wedge Mountain. We planned out the route, and all the logistics, had all the avalanche gear rented and ready to go… And then the Avy conditions in…

Wedge Mountain

The realizing of a dream. So we are about 2 1/2 weeks from our next adventure. A three day exploration of the Wedge Mountain area in the northern tip of Garibaldi provincial park. The access trail is situated just north of Whistler BC. Now this will not be our first trip up to Wedge, in…

Rear View Mirror 2018

Another year has come to an end, and another successful year for racing. I enjoyed getting some new folks into running events, and even hit some personal bests. Also it has been a year of transition. Some new injuries, some old ones too. I’m looking forward to this coming year. We have some good races…

To Love and Hate Climbing

So here I am. In transition. In recovery. Semi sidelined from one sport, and digging into another. With recent hip issues holding my running game on pause, I have been turning to other sport for my release. As of late my brother has been dragging me out to rock climbing. Now I’m not going to…

Watersprite Lake Peak Bagging Adventure

So about a month ago and I was scrolling through the likes of Instagram one evening and came across some popular shots of Watersprite Lake BC. A very iconic looking scene. Crystal clear blue water, with a mountainous backdrop of rocky peaks just begging to be climbed. I was drawn in. I assembled a team….