This was supposed to be an easy warm up for my attempt at Mt Everest next year.
I was going in confident, I had just summited two much more technical 10,000 ft peaks in the last 2 weeks and my fitness was the best it had ever been! Bring it on I thought to myself! Continue reading →
The last time I hiked up to Garibaldi Lake I might have been 8 years old. I have to say, our BC parks have done an amazing job in maintaining the trails and preserving the park. From the parking lot you hike about 6K to a junction where you can either hike to Black Tusk or Garibaldi Lake. Due to our late departure we decide to just hit up the lake for a swim and leave the Tusk for another day. 3.5k later we arrived to the beautiful bright green/blue lake. If you are just starting to get into hiking and are looking for a challenge this is a great option. This was especially a great hike because my lovely girlfriend joined me. Hiking is not on the top of her list for fun things to do, so this made me happy to see her step into my world for the day. There is no doubt that hiking/climbing is challenging, but what you get to experience along the way is priceless. For more info on this hike visit Vancouver Trails. Continue reading →
Over the past 10 year I have always wanted to climb Wedge Mountain. There is something about its beautiful shape and landscape that could not escape my mind. My good friend Mark Therriault also has a big dream that he shared with me 6 months back. This dream, that he is making a reality, is to climb the tallest mountain in the world, Mount Everest. Over the next 9 months we will be documenting Mark’s journey to Everest. With no hesitation Mark replied to my invite to climb Wedge with a “YES”. Continue reading →
Just got back from hiking The Chief in a heavy 30-40mm rainy day and I would have to say that over the years this might have been one of my favourite ways to experience it. Some times when it is raining it is easier to kick back at home and watch Dumb and Dumber for the 1000th time “I Know”. But trust me when I tell you that a hike in the rain can not be beat. The fresh air and the splashing your friends as your jump in the puddles is priceless. Get out their and hike THE CHIEF! Continue reading →
This past weekend I jumped the boarder to celebrate a good friends birthday in Maple Falls. After night one of partying a couple of us were looking to get some fresh air. So we set out to hike a mountain that was spotted across the lake. This proved to be more difficult then anticipated, as we could not even approach the hill due to heavy brush and the fact that most of us were wearing Vans slip-on’s. The plan was aborted and defaulted to bro talk in the middle of a local farmer’s field. Looking back it was a good thing that we saved our energy for the dance party that never ended the evening to follow. Continue reading →