Yearly Archives: 2008

Mt. Albert Edward: Thanksgiving in the Mountains

On the long Thanksgiving weekend we headed to Vancouver Island to visit our friends Jan and Warrick. We took the ferry on Friday evening which left with a healthy delay which kept our friends waiting at the terminal. They live … Continue reading

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Place Glacier and Mt. Gardiner: Steep Trail and a Snowy Ridge

The hike up to Place Glacier was very steep with little respite for most of the 1340m elevation gain. There was a nice waterfall on the way up and some limited views backwards. Close to the end of the day … Continue reading

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Brandywine-Fee Loop: Steep Trail and a Snowy Ridge

Our car overheated on the way to the trailhead, and we had to stop and wait, and then drove a bit more before it overheated again. While we were thinking what to do a jeep stopped and a guy came … Continue reading

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Downton Creek and Mt. Rohr: A Stormy Labor Day Weekend

On the long Labour Day Weekend we set out for a three day trip to Downton Creek, about 4 hours away, on the Duffy Lake Road. The plan was to hike up to the alpine, make a base camp with … Continue reading

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Semaphore Lakes: Run Away Train

Last weekend we went on a two day hiking trip to the Semaphore Lakes area. The original plan was to go to Vancouver Island to visit our friends Jan and Warrick, but this didn’t work out, and they agreed to … Continue reading

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Castlegar to Midway: Cycling the Columbia and Western Railway

Gili and I are last minute people. If you ask us on Friday what our plans for the weekend are, we will probably say we’re not sure yet. Sometimes close to midnight we’ll decide where we are heading for the … Continue reading

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Slim Creek to Wolverine Pass: Ridge Walking in Paradise

Maya and I were entrusted with entertaining our friend Yaron for two weekends while his wife and children were away. Last year we had spent a long weekend in the South Chilcotin, and I was just waiting for an excuse … Continue reading

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Norske Peak: Going For Glory on Norske

A few weeks ago I read a trip report by Robin Tivy on Bivouac describing a two day trip to Manning Park and an ascent of an obscure peak – Nordheim. This was possibly the first recorded ski ascent of … Continue reading

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