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Klaus Haring #153
(Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)  
Returning from Mt Vic via unnamed peak in background early Sept 1993
The intrepid Klaus Haring was born in Austria at the end of WW 2, and grew up in the town of Salzburg (See the 1960 Classic Film "Sound of Music"). Came to Canada as a young man, taking the Canadian Pacific Railway train "The Canadian" across the country from Montreal to Vancouver. Worked at BC Hydro for over 30 years. One of his first big trips upon reaching Vancouver was a 16 day traverse of Garibaldi Park, one of the highlights of which was a starvation diet, before emerging at Allouette Lake.

Over the years, Klaus has done hundreds of trips, most often solo, into obscure parts of the mountains - not necessarily brand name peaks, but often going into areas and routes that have not received much if any traffic. In addition, served for many years as a volunteer guide with the Alpine Club of Canada, for which he was awarded the prestigious "Silver Rope" award. He has also served as chief guide on many private trips in BC and often as trip leader for the Vancouver Section of the Alpine Club.

Klaus is known to have extensive notes concerning the locations of many items of strategic mountaineering interest such as logging roads, etc. He is also known to study weather reports endlessly, and to not budge from his house unless weather looks good. Klaus is currently retired from BC Hydro and engaged in his lifetime occupation of world travel and climbing.

Trips Insert
40 1998.09.19 The Acorn - Knothole loop in Pinecone Lake area
31 1975.05.24 Knothole Lake Seed Peak Traverse
45 2020.07.21 The true Summit of Saint Marks Summit
52 1996.08.23 Accident on Stein Mountain Part 1
43 1996.09.27 Accident on Stein Mountain Part 2
48 1988.08.27 Climbing Whitecap Mountain from the South (Mcgillivray Creek)
39 2020.10.01 Exploring the Joffre Peak Slide
32 2004.08.25 Exploring the Colorado Rockies
30 2004.10.14 Elusive Peak - Elusive as a Rainbow
68 1993.07.31 Fraser River - Tonquin Valley Traverse
50 1993.10.08 Relay Mountain from Tyaughton
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Photo Essays Insert
8 1977.05.08 Joffre Peak
10 1980.08.01 Mount Clemenceau from South
5 2000.08.16 Rexford and Slesse from Mount Webb
4 2000.08.22 Cayley and Pyroclastic
8 1993.08.30 Mount Vic SW Aspect
8 1979.05.07 Peak G1 by Ayr Lake
5 1979.05.07 Ayr Lake in Midnight Sun
6 1979.05.09 Eglinton Tower and Other Peaks near Ayr Lake
11 1975.06.15 Isosceles Peak
11 2012.07.30 Haiduk Peak Group from North
10 2012.07.30 Glorious Mount Ball Reflection
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Road Bulletins
10 2020.11.02 Inserted Trail after hiking it DeBeck’s North Ridge trail
8 2020.10.01 Good condition, Start well marked Holly Lake Trail
6 2020.10.01 Cayoosh Creek bridge posted closed Downton Creek Road
10 2020.10.01 Bridge out, trail posted closed Cerise Summer Trail
1 2020.08.09 Ski run closed to hiking? Mount Seymour Trail
3 2020.06.06 Inserted Trail after hiking it Lost Lake Trail
3 2020.06.29 Hiked trail down twice Blue Gentian Trail
8 2020.06.25 McDonald Creek crossing more difficult. Brewis Trail
6 2020.05.29 Ford still feasible Lynn Creek Connector
1 2020.05.28 Snow below 1000m Mount Fromme Trail
8 2020.05.07 West McDonald creek still passable Millstream Trail
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