On July 5, 2013 North Vancouver resident Kevin Vallely, along with three teammates, set off on the Mainstream Last First Expedition in a bid to become the first ever to self-propel (no motor, no sail) themselves across the Northwest Passage in a single season. The team was tasked with rowing themselves in a 25 foot custom-made boat, 3,000 kms through icy cold waters. The goal of the expedition was to illustrate the dramatic effect climate change is having on the world, and in particular, the Arctic.
In 2004, local ultra runners Ean Jackson, Wade and Dom Repta, and Dave Cressman all set out to be the first runners to complete the entire 180km Sunshine Coast Trail in a single, non-stop trip.
The Kahtoola MICROspikes are a slip-on traction system that are great for trail running in compact snow. They are lightweight, packable, and provide great traction. The nice thing about the MICROspikes is they are nice and light, fold-able, and easily fit into my hydration pack when I don’t need to wear them. They’ll even fit into a pocket.
A B.C. Provincial Park, Skookumchuck Narrows is located in Egmont, on the Sunshine Coast. The park was establish in 1957 and is home to one of the coolest phenomena you’ll find anywhere in British Columbia; the mighty Sechelt Rapids. The word ‘skookumchuck’ itself comes from the Chinook language and means ‘strong water’. To say the water is strong is putting it lightly.
It was shocking to wake up this morning to the tragic news of the passing of Tim Jones. Tim was the team leader of North Shore Rescue, and the public face of the organization. Tim passed suddenly on Mount Seymour on the hike back down from the team’s cabin, late Sunday night on Jan 19. […]
Bryan and Kaia from Foxwood Films on Vimeo. Here’s a nice video to remind us to get outside, rip up the trails, and have some fun. And oh, bring your best friend too.
If you’re heading out into the backcountry, its nice to have the reassurance that you can let search and rescue know your whereabouts if you’re facing a life-threatening situation. SPOT has been a leader in GPS tracking technology, and the SPOT Gen3 is the latest addition to the SPOT family of personal GPS tracking beacons.