Is this the start of turns all year for the 2021 summer???
Stellar weather and snow quality, great companions… what a day!
Had a great day out in the Garibaldi Lake area.
Great start to the season with Ross. Great to connect with Carl and Kyle in the alpine.
Recent winds have pummeled the snow but great weather and company made for an enjoyable outing.
Checking out a distant corner of the Spearhead Range.
Great day in the Blackcomb backcountry skiing Spearhead Glacier, Warrior Couloir South, Phalanx Main and North Basin.
Great day out in the Duffey. Despite low expectations we found some great touring on a variety of aspects.
Great day in the Blackcomb backcountry skiing the Thumb, Pork Boss, 9th Hole and 18th Hole on Decker Mountain, 19th Hole on Disease Ridge and a sunset lap of DOA.
Quick tour during ski school linking the Spine, Vista Chute, Saucer Chute area and Corona Bowl.
Fantastic skiing in the Blackcomb backcountry. First tracks on the Spine, Spearhead shoulder and Spearhucker. Such a good area for day tripping.
Back to Shovelnose for more early season touring. Great trip with John and Carl on the Squamish-Cheakamus Divide with a quick side trip up Cypress Peak.
Another day on the Squamish-Cheakamus Divide. Weatherman got it wrong, our blue sky day clouded over. Great day out with some buddies, but where the heck is the snow?
Great views, poor snow. High freezing levels and significant rain have knocked the snowpack back a notch. Thank goodness for the scenery.
Fantastic day skiing around Mount Fee. After a rainy night we expected isothermal snow – expectations were far surpassed.
Multi sport day paddling across Callaghan Lake, hiking past Cirque Lake to a glacier on the flank of Hidden Peak. Found some good corn skiing on solar aspects.
Beautiful day for spending some time in the alpine on the Squamish-Cheakamus Divide
Great film giving a sense of the Spearhead Range, both today and in the past. It was fun to be involved in this project.
It was great getting to work with Heather on this project. I enjoyed getting to share my perspective on how mountain recreation is changing in today’s world. A Social Backcountry from Heather Mosher on Vimeo. Ubyssey wrote an article about the film.
Another trip to Sigurd Lake. Pretty special place and hard to imagine running into anyone there.
Enjoyable day scrambling up Lydia Mountain above Lake Lovelywater with Wilf.
Eric rallied a great crew for quick trip up the Stonecrop Glacier.
Late spring trip up Brandywine Mountain. Not quite a full overnight crust recovery but still a beautiful day to be up in the mountains and some fun spring turns on the way down.
Ipsoot has been on my list for a while. It wound up being a fairly easy ascent from high roads in the Rutherford River Valley. Great trip.
Spring makes for great trips off of Forest Service Roads. Exodus is an excellent peak to visit at the south end of the Pemberton Icecap.
With Blackcomb closing ahead of Whistler this year, it was a good time for a late season reverse Spearhead with Ziff.
Marginal weather in the Spearhead but still enough visibility for a quick lap of the range
After an unsuccessful attempt a few weeks ago, Ross, Dan, Mike and I gave a go at climbing Cheakamus Mountain. We had great conditions and managed to climb and ski the west aspect of the peak. Great day with great folks.
Another great day in the Spearhead Range touring out to the Shudder Glacier, followed by a link up with Tremor Side Right. Good times!
Great day with Ziff in the Whistler backcountry.
Everything had been trashed by the wind. Good day to go for a tour.
Blackcomb backcountry day out to Decker Mountain via East Col and returning via Disease Ridge.
Great tour in the Blackcomb backcountry touring out to Mount Trorey and the Trorey Glacier.
Great snow for exploring the tree skiing around Adit Lakes on the last day of the year.
Excellent snow quality for a tour off Whistler.
Early season skiing on the Duffey.
Another great day behind Whistler.
Had an opportunity to check out the Backcountry Snowcats operation off the Hurley.
One of my favorite early season destinations.
First day of the season and birthday outing combo!