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Mt. Elma with snow

I signed up for another Alpine Club trip, this one leaving from Mt. Washington at 8am. But after my snowless Christmas on the east coast, I was determined to visit winter here at home, logistics be damned. I wasn’t sure how I was going to manage the 3 hour drive on winter roads with my junky old car. And I always have trouble sleeping the night before trips. I always FEEL pretty good, so I’m not sure what that is about. Excitement? Nerves? Luckily carpool magic happened and I only…

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A soggy introduction to the Kludahk Trail

With 46mm of rain & a wind warning forecasted for the day, five intrepid  Alpine Club of Canada members headed out for a hike on the Kludahk Trail. Luckily the wind left us alone, but the rain … It felt pretty much like we were in a shower all day long. A very cold shower. I didn’t really mind so much, as there was SNOW! A very small amount, but still … it was very exciting to see snow just 90 minutes outside of Victoria.…

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Legends Only 2015

Guest Post: Hi, I’m Bernard, a climber and big fan of professional comps and I wanted to share my experience watching the best event of the year. This years Legends Only climbing competition took place this weekend and the participants were different than years past. They were all women. Normally only men are allowed to compete in this invite-only event but organizers made a refreshing choice in 2015 by giving female climbers the opportunity to participate in this exciting format. The competition itself is very different than…

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