Category Archive: Canada

Canada, eh?

Jun 10 2014

BCTalk: Canada’s Coast keeps deliverin’, eh?

Sucker blue skies on the first days of a sufferfest tour.   Photo by Alex

Alex up in Canada’s Coast Mountain Range took a small backyard tour and files this report. I wasn’t sure whether I wanted to put anything up about this trip. I’ll cut to the chase. The main reason is because our trip was cut short due to an injury. Because of the remote nature of our …

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Mar 06 2014

BCTalk: TR – Durrand Glacier Lodge

The relentless onslaught of the slopes.

James, of the BCTalk forum, is pushing the envelope of mobile communication and filing blow-by-blow reports from the field while on his backcountry ski trip at SME (Selkirk Military Mountain Experience) in British Columbia. The terrain here is mind blowing and I like the Euro atmosphere. — James

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Jan 29 2014

BCTalk: 2013/14 Coast Mountain Conditions

Huge amounts of snow and sunny all the time. woot! woot!
photo: Alex

Now here’s a thread with a pleasing mix of photo stoke and nerdy snowpack analysis. We did get results at 1930m on a NNW aspect in a full pit. CTE (5) down 18 SP; CTM (11) down 62 SP; and CTM 14 down 119!!! SC. On an extended column test at the same pit, we …

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Sep 12 2011

The Table

It's the first thing you notice when you step inside...

It’s the first thing you notice when you enter Selkirk Lodge, which is odd considering it’s just a table. Sure you’ll spend a fair amount of time at it in the coming week as you log long days of backcountry skiing, but the skiing was the point of the vacation, not the table, right? Later …

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