hiking Archive

Grand Canyon R2R2R

I haven’t done a blog post recently because, frankly, I haven’t been doing the most exciting/newsworthy things, I think. I did some pretty cool ski trips in the spring to Jumbo Pass Cabin and to Asulkan Hut in Rogers Pass, but I suppose I found myself “too busy” (a phrase I absolutely despise) to write about those. In May I went on a really fun …

Feeling The ‘Spring’ In My Step

So May 30th is the Blackfoot Ultra, in which I am registered for the 50km distance. In the last couple of weeks I’ve endeavored to pick up my training, which was slow to start due to ski season (skiing took precedence on most weekends). Now, due to inconsistent race training, I’m a little concerned about how well race day is going to go. My last …

Update on GHT Planning

As of March 24, 2015 Planning has been coming along slowly but surely. Here’s a list of notable things I’ve accomplished/gathered recently: LANGUAGE I’ve been meeting weekly with a very kind Nepali woman who has agreed to teach me basic Nepali language skills. The language is so different from English, it’s a pleasure to learn and practice. Sometimes I feel a little overwhelmed by my …

Flashback to 2011’s Bibbulmun Track

Seeing as how I never created a digital account of the trials and tribulations of my time on the Bibbulmun Track, I thought “better late than never”! In this case it really was quite a while ago, as I completed my trek after 40 days and 700km in April, 2011. Let me roll it back for you. I really took an interest in hiking in …

Early Season Shredding

Thanks to low precipitation, warming and re-freezing, Alberta ski season is off to a slow start. Nevertheless, I’ve managed to bag five days of half-decent skiing by early November, plus a wildly exciting lesson in rappelling. Robertson Glacier for my birthday in September was pretty fantastic, albeit a little rainy: Late September brought the thrilling opportunity to learn how to rappel. On a glacier. Into …