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10 08, 2008

More Reflections from the SK Section’s Mountaineering Camp

2016-10-30T13:11:20+00:00 August 10th, 2008|activities, mountaineering camp, trip reports|

by JJ Hodgson When I agreed to go on this mountaineering camp, I didn't know exactly what I was getting into. All I knew for sure was that I would get to do a scramble...a feat which I had never accomplished. Then the trip started to get closer and I started hearing about ice axes [...]

10 08, 2008

Reflections on the SK Section Mountaineering Camp

2016-10-30T13:11:20+00:00 August 10th, 2008|activities, mountaineering camp, trip reports|

by Bill & Terrye Bullers, Albuquerque, NM, USA Little Yoho Valley, July 18-23, 2008: Thanks go to trip leaders Dave, Bob, Ivan, and Jesse and to the other victims (er, participants) who so warmly welcomed Bill and Terrye, a couple of old folks from New Mexico. Terrye & I agreed that you “Saskatchewanians” are definitely [...]

24 07, 2008

SK Section Mountaineering Camp – Overview

2016-10-30T13:11:21+00:00 July 24th, 2008|activities, mountaineering camp, trip reports|

A group of us just finished 4 days in the Little Yoho Valley participating in the Section's Mountaineering Camp. More stories, reports and pictures are forthcoming, but the short story is: Day 1 - met and hiked in to Stanley Mitchell. Got organized, practiced knots, roped travel principles, discussed camp activities and objectives. Day 2 [...]

26 06, 2008

Mount Hector ONE, Steve ZERO

2016-10-30T13:11:21+00:00 June 26th, 2008|trip reports|

by Steve McCartney [Steve didn't send any pictures, and after reading the story you'll understand that his attentions were probably elsewhere. These pictures are from 2004, and show the summit in July and the great view from there.]   We were nearing 10000 feet and 100% focused on avalanche hazards. I mean 110% [...]

18 04, 2008

Making the Turns at Stanley Mitchell – March/08

2016-10-30T13:11:21+00:00 April 18th, 2008|skiing, trip reports|

By Olivia Yuel What an amazing trip! Half of our group (Steve, Dave & Bill) travelled into the Stanley Mitchell hut on March 12, but Bette, Bob and I began our journey a day late because Bob was still recovering from a serious lung infection. The temperature was a bit cool at 7:30 in the [...]

7 04, 2008

Fairy Meadows in Winter

2016-10-30T13:11:36+00:00 April 7th, 2008|skiing, trip reports|

by Dave McCormick I've discovered a new way to get to visit some great backcountry ski destinations.... It's the same strategy I've talked about before - volunteering for the ACC - you get to go to all sorts of great places. I got this phone call on a Wednesday offering me a trip into Fairy [...]

25 03, 2008

Remind Me – Why Do We Do This?

2016-10-30T13:11:36+00:00 March 25th, 2008|trip reports|

by Jesse Invik [With the scrambling season approaching, we post this story from the last scrambling season] Just what you need, another bit of philosophical glop about why we climb, right? Didn't Mallory already sew this question up with the famous quote "Because it's there"? Unfortunately it seems that we all are driven to contemplate [...]