trip reports

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15 11, 2015

Adventures of Greg, Howard, and Adrien on Ice

2016-10-30T13:11:14+00:00 November 15th, 2015|climbing, trip reports|

by Greg McKee. Howard Hemingson, Adrien Hounjet, and I had a great day out on February 21st. We drove to Field, B.C., and Climbed Carlsberg Column, on Mount Dennis, about a kilometer west of the town centre. When we’d finished the climb we rappelled down and hung a top rope over Cascade Kronenberg [...]

27 09, 2015

Flatlanders in a Vertical World

2016-10-30T13:11:14+00:00 September 27th, 2015|mountaineering camp, trip reports|

Since I was young, I always had a profound fascination and love the mountains. In the summer of 2015, I had my first opportunity to go on a week ­long mountaineering section trip. This would be my first time doing any sort of general mountaineering. I was so excited for this opportunity I signed up immediately when registration opened months before the trip would happen in late July.

9 01, 2015

Ice Climbing – Choppers III, March 2014

2016-10-30T13:11:15+00:00 January 9th, 2015|climbing, trip reports|

With about 3 years of rock climbing experience, my only exposure to climbing on ice was some top roping at the temporary ice wall members of the SK Section erected at the Winter Shines Festival at Farmers Market. Ice climbing seemed to be the next likely step and most definitely a cool alternative (pun not intended) to rock.

1 12, 2013

The Burgess Shale – What a Find

2016-10-30T13:11:15+00:00 December 1st, 2013|activities, trip reports|

On the evening of August 31, 2013, eight mostly-strangers met at a dimly-lit hostel in the heart of Yoho National Park. The group was preparing to hike up to one of the protected sites of the Burgess Shale, a fossil site home to some of the best-preserved organisms that lived over 500 million years ago.

18 09, 2013

Mountaineering in the Adamants

2013-11-07T09:31:17+00:00 September 18th, 2013|mountaineering camp, trip reports|

I must say that the 2013 Mountaineering trip was more than I expected, more than most expected I think. Starting off the trip was a rather nice with a short helicopter trip up the valley, the views coming up from where we parked went from green and rolling brown to white grey and jagged, the terrain was steeeep. The first days objective was a mountain called Doubletop ....

17 06, 2013

Thrashers Weekend 2013 – Scrambles

2013-06-18T09:56:01+00:00 June 17th, 2013|climbing, trip reports|

Part of the activities for Thrashers Weekend was the opportunity to do some scrambles.  On Saturday, two of us made the quick ascent of Baldy, the peak just above Barrier Bluffs.  The weather was fine and the views were nice.  We even made it down in time to take in a quick climb of two [...]

17 06, 2013

Thrashers Weekend 2013 – Training

2016-10-30T13:11:16+00:00 June 17th, 2013|climbing, training, trip reports|

This year's Thrashers Weekend was filled with activity even though the weather wasn't the best. Friday was used as a training course for belaying and setting up top-rope anchors.  Many of our Section's rope leaders attended, working mostly on "D" slab at Wasootch.  It was great to see so many rope leaders out for this [...]