Vancouver Hiking Guides and News
When doing outdoor activities or simply living in a colder climate, its important to have the right clothing for the job. The wrong jacket and really leave you feeling cold, damp, and irritated, especially if it doesn’t fit right. Here is a review of the RefrigiWear Puffer Jacket and how it stands up to the real life test of being worn in the outdoors.
Hillsound, a Vancouver company, makes high-quality crampons and gaiters. The Armadillo LT is not the highest-end of the gaiters that Hillsound makes, but its perfect for my needs since I’m not doing serious winter climbing as some of their other models are designed for. Made of Flexia three-layer, slash resistant and breathable fabric, the upper is lightweight and close-fitting, yet comfortable on the calves.
1. Introduction to the Outdoors in Vancouver Vancouver is one of those rare urban centers which offers quick and easy access to seemingly endless backcountry and outdoor recreation. A quick jump over the Lions Gate Bridge from downtown takes you onto the ‘North Shore’ with immediate access to countless miles of trails buried within lush […]
Tunnel Bluffs is a relatively quiet hike along the Sea to Sky highway, near the town of Lions Bay. The Tunnel Point Trail up to Tunnel Bluffs is steep, with many nice viewpoints along the way to the final lookout. From Tunnel Bluffs, you have an unbeatable view of Howe Sound and its many islands. […]
After completing the first free climb of Yosemite’s Dawn Wall in January of this year, Kevin Jorgeson partnered with Duracell to share his top-ten tips for climbing in the outdoors. A big part of Kevin’s tips are being safe and having reliable gear. As such, Duracell sent over a Kevin Jorgeson inspired kit – including Black […]
There are a number of good online action-sports retailers out there, and one that is hard to beat for pricing and product selection is FreestyleXtreme. The store has been around since 2003 and has become internationally recognized for their large discounts, “meet or beat pricing system”, and easy return policy. Whether you’re interested in mountain […]