So, in the world of just about everything, we all have our own unique twists on words, nicknames for things, acrinims. Our own isms, if you will. Surf culture has their own language. Ski culture has their own language. The “new slang” of it all, and not of The Shins varietal. I thought it would be fun to compile a list of slangs and sayings … Continue reading Alpine Chips, Juicy Danglers, and other colloquialisms.
Well, end of November, early December. The year is wrapping up, my climbing gym is closing soon for renovations. Small window in the weather saw clear skies last weekend, and with impending changes to the weather on the north shore of Vancouver, combined with me and my cousins newly anointed lead climbing course under our belt, we headed outside. After spending the last year gaining … Continue reading So we climb!
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 had put a shout out to my usual crew, but … Continue reading In the company of strangers
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 I have done MOMAR with before. Also joining us this … Continue reading What drives the Adventure Race?
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 chapter of life begins again tomorrow. A shift away from … Continue reading And just like that it’s over.
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 (3rd highest peak in North America). It’s summit sits at … Continue reading The next big project
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 fact not even our first winter trip up there. Our … Continue reading Wedge Mountain
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. My cousin and a mate. A free day coming up, … Continue reading Watersprite Lake Peak Bagging Adventure
So addimittedly I have been pretty non-existent lately though not completely off the radar. I have kept myself busy with an early April Trail race under my belt for the year and am switching gears into training for my upcoming 100+km Golden Ears Fondo (cycling) in just over a month. But… Truth be told, my inspiration has been waning lately. Not for lack of opportunity … Continue reading New Inspirations
Well I feel it’s officially time. Training season has started. A few races lined up so far. Both running and cycling. I managed to get out for a 80km ride yesterday with my brother which was good. We don’t often have too much time these days to put in a long ride together. The bike has been tuned up and is feeling good. Likely will … Continue reading Training season has started