Well where do you go when you are out of shape and the snow stability is unsafe? “Paul Ridge” of course. With 10cm of fresh snow, I linked up with my boys and heading out for my first full day tour. Usually I am at the back of the pack because I like to snap a photo from time to time. This was not the case this time. Wow was I out of shape. On the plus side this was a real wake up to dig deep and get in shape. If you are beginner to the touring world this is a great place to get started. Continue reading
My bro Andrew Maitland and I headed up to local mountain Mount Seymour for our first tour on the splitboards for the season. As we reached the top I set my eyes on this line and was supported by my brother to go get it. The sun was out, snow pack was stable & I was feeling it. A great start to what is going to be an unbelievable year. Enjoy!
This past weekend was a big weekend for my brothers and I. Sometimes all of the stars align the night before and you wake up to experiance a day like we did. This was my first tour to the peak of Mount Chief Pascal and will not be the last. Enjoy a few shots that I took and a video of my friends run at the end. Godspeed! Continue reading
Last weekend the boys and I decided to do a little Whistler backcountry touring because the freezing level was at 1800m. As we approached the top on the mountain we were faced with high winds and white out conditions. This always make it a little tricky to tell what direction we hoped to be heading. After a few minutes of riding down amazing untouched pow we realized that we were heading towards Cheakamus Lake “Oops”. Due to the conditions and big climb out we decided to abort. For the next 45min we ended up boot packing our way out. The rest of the day was spent shredding deep pow down Lesser Flute nearly all to our selves. The moral of the story is to play it safe when you can’t see Sh!t. Continue reading