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Paul Kubik #25
(Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)  
Dreadnought winter 2020

  I first heard of the Internet in the late seventies when I was at SFU although then it was called a "community net" or something like that. A professor had actually experimented with a prototype which was just an e-mail and news server system with no graphics. You had to go to a special terminal to use it and it was probably only 300 bits per second which today is unbelievably slow. But the concept was the thing.
  I was starting to get more involved in back country trips around this time and I could see how the concept would work for reporting logging road conditions, new roads etc. Exactly the sort of thing guidebooks go out of date with rather quickly. Robin Tivy and I talked in the late 1980s about how it would work but this was when almost no one had a home PC. At the time I was thinking we needed sponsors such as MEC who would have a terminal in the store where people could go and put information in and get road reports out.
  Of course the technology took a long time before anyone could actually do anything really useful with it but many of us now have home computers or the libraries have them and thanks to Robin we have the Bivouac site where hopefully we can keep on adding maps, bulletins and road, trail and climbing reports for a long time. Climbing Resume In case anyone really came to this page to find out who I am here's a resume of my climbing background.

  • 1990-1992 President, BC Mountaineering Club
  • Spring 1996 Joint BCMC/Swiss Alpine Club (Rossberg Section) Dais Glacier ski camp organizer
  • Summer 1989 Southern Canadian Rockies climbing camp organizer
  • Summer 1986 Tchaikazan Valley climbing camp organizer
  • 1987-1989 Director, Federation of Mountain Clubs of BC
  • 2015 Co-founder with Chris Ludwig of Backcountry BC (and its predecessor organization Garibaldi Park 2020)
  • 2015-present Director, Cabins and Trails, B.C. Mountaineering Club
  • A serious climb (for me): Mount Robson; Mount Assiniboine
  • A serious ski traverse: Tantalus Range; McBride Range
  • Best vertical skiing: Pelion Mountain; Emmons Glacier on Mount Rainier; Mount Baker (either side)
  • Memorable bushwhacks: anything with slide alder and skis on the pack; the Lake Lovelywater trail after it was logged; the west side of the Squamish River, in general.
  • Trips Insert
    71 1996.04.27 Waddington Range - Dais Glacier Ski Camp
    72 1997.06.06 Tantalus Range Ski Traverse
    8 1999.01.01 Fat Dog - Skiing the Cow in Manning Park
    28 1999.04.12 Harvey Basin - in the shadow of the West Lion
    25 1999.04.11 Ski Exploration on Clinker Peak lava flow
    26 1968.04.04 Pelion Mountain, North Ridge - first ascent (1968)
    19 1968.04.04 Pelion - Skitour auf den Mt. Pelion (Deutsche)
    39 1999.05.29 Mount Jimmy Jimmy from Pokosha Creek
    23 1999.10.10 Mount Bardean via Skwellepil Creek North road
    43 1999.09.15 Hiking Hemionus Mountain via Southwest Ridge
    29 2000.01.11 Free your skis & free your mind: Mount Harvey on Skis
    ..more
    Photo Essays Insert
    10 1999.04.15 Northern Tantalus Range 90 Degree Panorama
    7 1999.01.05 Cayoosh Mountain
    5 1998.11.11 Mount Aragorn East Ridge
    4 1996.06.01 Omega Mountain
    15 2000.01.23 Joffre Group Panorama
    12 1999.04.01 Mount Wrottesley and Howe Sound
    6 1999.03.01 Pebble Peak (Peak 8600)
    14 1981.08.01 Mount Jacobsen & Ape Lake
    9 1999.07.01 Mount Crerar from Porterhouse Peak
    12 2000.04.08 Mount John Clarke above Princess Louisa Inlet
    10 2004.03.27 Burnt Nipple
    ..more

    Road Bulletins
    5 2021.01.18 Skied up this groomed trail Henning-Barstool Road
    6 2021.01.14 A few blowdown after the storm passage Flora Pass Trail
    3 2021.01.14 Bridge out Lindeman Lake Trail
    10 2020.02.29 Summary bulletin; reactivated to 700 meters; cross-ditched Mam21.8 Knothole Trail
    3 2020.03.26 Some deadfall cut-BC Parks trail conditions report Windy Joe Trail
    1 2020.03.12 Hauling Mam_9.5 Alpen Spur
    6 2020.03.12 Parking at 700 m Mam_6.8 Mulligan Spur
    6 2020.02.20 Drove to KM 15.5 just short of the candy cane Skookum Dam Road
    10 2019.10.04 Microwave tower road; not the lifesaving trail Microwave Access Road
    1 2019.10.02 Graded to KM 8 Mamquam Main
    3 2019.03.30 Road condition, more info S11.2 English Creek FSR (E)
    ..more

    Equipment Reviews Insert

    General Articles Insert
    2003.02.27 Backcountry zoning - contrary opinion
    2000.03.01 Bump Wimp - Selecting a Backcountry Vehicle

    Discussions Insert
    2015.08.21 Zoom Map (Java) in Windows 10 Edge browser workaround
    2010.02.27 Letter to Parks Re: Sigurd Master Plan
    2009.11.01 Blunder mapping Kallahne Creek
    2009.08.25 What does the ATV infraction database Cover?
    2009.07.21 Phantom Lake - the danger of keeping areas "secret"
    2009.07.09 Proposed Swift Creek trail and Brohm Ridge ski development
    2008.09.23 Station Rose vs. Sigurd Peak naming
    2008.09.13 Trail Clearing invitation - Sigurd Trail and Sigurd Peak Trail
    2008.07.29 Origin of Spoon Lake, Cheam Range
    2004.11.17 Macintosh OS X and JavaMap/ZoomMap
    2004.02.09 Inexplicable vents on alpine summits
    ..more