Place Glacier

The Vitals Date: July 31 – August 2, 2021 Location: Place Glacier Partners: Brittany, Will Bears: 1 Photos: Brittany The Trip I am getting a little older and a little less motivated and that’s okay. For the August long weekend I wanted to head north of Pemberton and scramble some or all of Beaujolais Peak, […]

White Lakes: The Path Less Travelled

The Vitals Date: July 24-25, 2021 Location: White Lakes near Pemberton, BC Distance: ~10 km Partners: Scott Photos: Scott The Trip White Lakes are a collection of four small lakes north of Saxifrage peak near Pemberton with no established trail. I knew the Spetch Creek FSR was in decent shape after scrambling Saxifrage and Cassiope […]

Névé Had I Évé

The Vitals Date: March 26-27, 2021 Location: Garibaldi Provincial Park, BC Distance: ~40 km, 1400+ meters Partners: Will, Dave, and Alex Resources: Exploring the Coast Mountains on Skis, Gaia GPS, map from the VOC The Trip Will referred to a traverse of the Garibaldi Neve as “a hole in my resume”, which is a good […]

Solstice Campout

The Vitals Date: June 20 – 21, 2020 Location: Vancouver to Whistler, BC Distance: ~130 km Partners: Brittany, Will, Matt, Dawn, Michael Resources: Indian Arm to Squamish, Squamish to Whistler Photos: Brittany The Trip In 2017 and 2018 I participated in the local incarnation of the “Swift Campout” solstice weekend bike and camp outing. The […]

Coquihalla Mountain

The Vitals Date: July 22, 2017 and September 9-10, 2017 Location: Coquihalla Partners: Brittany, Christian, GPD, Eric T Distance: ~15 km, 2157 max elevation Time: Two easy days Photos: Brittany (Instagram) Resources: This and this The Trip I had heard of Mt. Jim Kelly before but somehow not heard of Coquihalla Mountain and didn’t know they were such […]

Brew Hut

The Vitals Date: February 18-19, 2017 Location: Mt. Brew Partners: ET, Jan, Greg, Christian Distance: ~14 km, 1300 m gained one-way from parking lot at PMC Time: six hours up, relaxed paced Resources: VOC wiki Photos: Jan Laesecke The Trip This was a simple, quick jaunt up Mt. Brew to stay at the Varsity Outdoor Club’s […]

Remembrance Day in the Okanagan

The Vitals Dates: November 11-13, 2016 Location: Skaha Lake area Partners: Brittany, Christian, Eric T., Laura, Cirisse Distance: ~90 km biked Time: Not an issue Resources: Kettle Valley Railway, Okanagan-Similkameen cycling routes, Skaha Bluffs Provincial Park Photos: Brittany and me The Trip It’s shoulder season in BC with rain in the valleys and too thin of a snowpack (where […]

Mountain Lake Hut

The Vitals Dates: October 9-10, 2016 Location: Brittania Beach, BC Partners: Brittany Distance: ~38 km (2400 m elevation gain) Time: Easy Weekend Resources: Rich So’s blog, VOC forum, trailpeak Photos: Brittany, except when she is the subject The Trip Thanksgiving weekend was forecast to be pretty bleak in terms of weather, but once it came around […]