Here’s one more commercial Crown Land application worth checking out, this time for guided ski touring and hiking/helicopter access to a lodge near Golden. The public comment period is open until Nov. 10th.
Here’s a fascinating story out of Norway, where melting mountain ice has released a number of ancient skis. Together with the remains of sleds from the ice, these skis tell the story of human conquest of the high mountains.
Congrats to the Alpine Club of Canada - Vancouver Island Section, who celebrated the Grand Opening of the 5040 Peak Hut—the first Alpine Club of Canada hut on Vancouver Island. Read all about it.
The second half of the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival (VIMFF) Fall Series is right around the corner! Don’t miss the solid lineup of climbing, skiing and environmental films and speakers.
Heads up: During Grouse Mountain's new seasonal closure from Nov 1st - 12th, the Grouse Grind and BCMC Trail will remain open. But, there will be no download access on the Grouse Mountain Skyrides. As downhill hiking on the Grouse Grind is prohibited, hikers will need to use the BCMC Trail to return back down to the trailhead.
Thanks to Mike Nash of the Caledonia Ramblers for sharing the tale of his unfortunate highway encounter with a stray bullet. And also for this video of a recent Ramblers trip to the Northern Rockies of the Upper Anzac Valley northeast of Prince George, and for this video of the record low river levels in north central BC.