Hiking

Skywalker trail early winter camping

Skywalker trail early winter camping

Skywalker trail early winter camping solo mission It has been a while since I have done a solo mission. Since having Juliette as a consistent adventuring partner. I tried to find someone, putting the word out a day or two before. But not worried if someone came or not. I had made plans to buy […]

November 27, 2015 | By More
Hiking Ledges in Gavarnie

Hiking Ledges in Gavarnie

Juliette was planning out hikes as it was her home mountain range. She knows what is around for hikes, but I had no Idea she was planning one of the most beautiful hiking I might ever be on. Hiking Ledges in Gavarnie, Epic! Pics at the bottom. Gavarnie was the destination at the top of […]

November 20, 2015 | By More
Hiking in Corsica

Hiking in Corsica

  Our mission in October was to visit Corsica and see what kind of fun we could have there. Initially thinking we would do some climbing. We got swept up by the beauty of the coast line, and end up hiking the Corsica coastal hikes. Arriving in Corsica after spending a lovely day at the […]

November 14, 2015 | By More

Rock Climbing

Climbing Super Calanque in Casis

Climbing Super Calanque in Casis

Super Calanque was a bit tricky to get to. Hiking 1hr into the calangue, then traversing on the right side of the Calanque, above the water hiking up a gully to a ledge system and traversing deeper down the Calanque, probably 30m above the water. We were inspecting how to start the climb. I was […]

November 26, 2015 | By More
Climbing Sirène Liautard in the Calanques

Climbing Sirène Liautard in the Calanques

Climbing Sirène Liautard in the Calanques near Casis, France   Sirène Liautard is 5 +1small pitches 120m, approach hike 1hr Pitch 1: 4c pretty standard a bit polished, bolt spacing large. Nice belay station at the top Pitch2: 5a great moves off the start, clipping cemented pitons, kinda go up over and around. Nice big […]

November 20, 2015 | By More
Climbing Pégase and Zébulon in Gorge du Jonte

Climbing Pégase and Zébulon in Gorge du Jonte

Arriving in Millau, France with 3 Gorges just outside have a surplus of great rock climbing, Gorge du Tarn, Gorge du Jonte and Gorge du Dourbie. We were looking for some easy multi-pitch climbs to do. We found two in the Gorge du Jonte. Pégase and Zébulon both close to each other and in our […]

September 23, 2015 | By More

Gear

Recycling camp stove fuel canisters

Recycling camp stove fuel canisters

As a responsible human I try to take it upon myself to recycle where ever possible. Recycle camp stove fuel canisters can be difficult as there are flammable liquids inside we just need to get rid of the fuel and we are good to go . I took them down to the function junction waste […]

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Winter Camping on Oboe Ridge

Winter Camping on Oboe Ridge

Winter Camping on Oboe Ridge   Off the east side of Whistler mountain you have the musical bumps backcountry area, in the Garibaldi Park. Myself and Juliette headed out there and took our camping gear just the past two days. The weather was mean to be over cast with light winds and a trace of […]

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MSR Hubba Hubba NX 2person Tent Review

MSR Hubba Hubba NX 2person Tent Review

MSR Hubba Hubba NX 2person Tent Review This spring I searched out a tent, I needed light weight, easy quick set-up, but enough tent to make you feel safe from the rain or a storm. My research brought me to the MSR Hubba Hubba NX At 1.72kg this tent is lightweight, and packs down incredibly […]

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Splitboarding

Let it snow winter 2016

Let it snow winter 2016

Mid Winter Update: Winter could stop now, (which it sort of has with high freezing lvls) and my cup would be full. It has been snowing high quality snow quite a bit here in  Whistler. And lots of it. From early season Duffey pow to deep runs off peak chair to steep and deep in […]

February 16, 2016 | By More
Finally got a little bit of March Powder in Whistler

Finally got a little bit of March Powder in Whistler

Up until last week when we finally got a little bit of march powder in whistler, I was sure rock climbing season was in full gear. I probably climbed almost 15 times outside, even sent a red-point on a climb in the canyon Creepy Crawlers 5.11a, a fitness level test for-sure. Last days of we […]

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A night at the Himmelsbach Hut

A night at the Himmelsbach Hut

With the snow this season in Whistler, BC being below average so far we were looking for some adventure and exercise. Staying a night at the Himmelsbach hut, also wrongfully called the Russet lake hut, seemed like a way to get out there. Packing our big bags up with our sleeping and cooking gear we […]

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Motorcycle

Crossing the Canada on motorcycles

Crossing the Canada on motorcycles

So we were talking about the future of one day, specifically the plans for the spring, it worked out that Jules would probably fly to France before me to get settled, catch up with friends and family and what not. That was the plan and for me I suggested I would motorcycle home across the […]

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BMW 2007 G650Xmoto Oil leak

BMW 2007 G650Xmoto Oil leak

BMW 2007 G650Xmoto Oil leak So I noticed my bike was leaking oil from the bottom of the engine on the left side, a bunch of gunk had built up so it seemed to be a slow leak but for the first time i noticed a drip at the end of a ride. First thing […]

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Smith Rock Motorcycle Rock Climbing Trip Fall 2013

Smith Rock Motorcycle Rock Climbing Trip Fall 2013

Smith Rock Round 2 Motorcycle Rock Climbing trips are the best!! Last year was so much fun we decided to do it again. Leaving Whistler at the end of October while it was pouring rain we rode across the duffey lake road, which climbs to 1350m or so. We were riding just under the snow […]

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Videos

Finger Yoga for Rock Climbers

Finger Yoga for Rock Climbers

In Rock Climbing we use our little fingers a lot and we need to stretch them and make them stronger as the see a lot of strain and punishment. So here is some finger yoga for rock climbers. Start by warming up the fingers, by opening and closing your hands trying to extend them and […]

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Smith Rock Motorcycle Rock Climbing Trip Fall 2013

Smith Rock Motorcycle Rock Climbing Trip Fall 2013

Smith Rock Round 2 Motorcycle Rock Climbing trips are the best!! Last year was so much fun we decided to do it again. Leaving Whistler at the end of October while it was pouring rain we rode across the duffey lake road, which climbs to 1350m or so. We were riding just under the snow […]

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Chris Sharma on DreamCatcher 5.14d Squamish

Chris Sharma on DreamCatcher 5.14d Squamish

In 2007 Chris Sharma made the first ascent of DreamCatcher a 5.14d route on a giant boulder at the base of the mammoth granite wall “The Chief” in Squamish, British Columbia. Looks like a pretty intense climb. From the movie Dosage volume 4, from Big ups productions

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Other Recent Posts

Book Review: Last Breath The Limits of Adventure

Book Review: Last Breath The Limits of Adventure

Book Review: Last Breath The Limits of Adventure Written by Peter Stark Several adventures and mishaps that lead to death or near death experiences. The mindsets that make them happen. The science of what is going on in the body. From dehydration in the desert to deep sea diving, and solo rock climbing. What makes […]

March 18, 2016 | By More
Pic d’Leviste in the Pyrenees

Pic d’Leviste in the Pyrenees

This peak was a tiring one, coming from spend over a week on the Atlantic coast of France frolicking on beaches and eating Ice Cream with the odd surf session. We felt the effects of going from sea level  to trying to hike a 2500m plus peak. Also as the trail was faint we ended […]

November 8, 2015 | By More
Pic d’Ardiden in the Pyrénées

Pic d’Ardiden in the Pyrénées

Getting some hikes done while we were playing in France. Hiking in the Pyrénées Mountains is made easy by high elevation access roads some going to upwards of 2000m. Make sure you car is up to it and don’t ride your brakes on the way down, shift down a gear to not overheat your brakes. […]

November 5, 2015 | By More