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Fred Touche #5
(North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)  
Fred ski touring in the Pantheon Range - April 2003

I've been regularly climbing mountains in southwest British Columbia and western United States since about 1992, and have failed to reach the summit in many attempts. After climbing Mount Rainier in 1995, I decided to try some of the higher peaks on this continent and subsequently climbed McKinley (1996), Aconcagua, Robson (1997), Logan (1998), and Ixta, Orizaba (2001). A notable failure has been Fairweather (1999). Lately I've been concentrating on the local peaks in the southern Coast Mountains and northern Cascades, aside from a yearly two-week ski traverse across one of the many icefields in the Coast Range. In 2004, I completed the Wilderness Navigation Handbook which I would be pleased to send you a copy.

Trip Reports Insert
55 2019.06.30 Central Shulaps Range - Scree Mixed With Snow
53 2018.07.22 Mission Peak in a Day
56 2016.09.04 Ilgachuz Escape
43 2015.12.31 Juliet Creek New Year
51 2014.09.02 Exploring the Itcha Range
58 2013.08.31 The Crown Jewel of Garibaldi Park - Mount Pitt Attempt
44 2013.05.11 Lost Snowshoe on Squeah Mountain
50 2013.02.10 Beating the Gate: Mount Nutt Bushwack Traverse
64 2011.07.30 Hypothermic Bivouac on Osprey Mountain
49 2011.07.02 Meager Hotsprings - Up the Creek Without a Paddle Again
46 2010.08.06 Mount Meager Landslide
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Feature Photos Insert
6 2020.04.10 Gotcha Peak - West Face
4 2020.04.10 Tandem Peak - North Face
6 2020.04.10 Silent Hub Peak - Summit from Northwest
5 2020.04.10 Notgott Peak - West Ridge
6 2020.04.10 Pushki Peak - Southeast Ridge
6 2020.04.10 Windfall Peak - Southeast Side
5 2020.04.10 Sad Peak from Northwest
6 2020.04.10 Cog Peak
6 2020.04.10 Outreach Peak - East Side
6 2020.04.10 Tandem Peak - Northeast Face
4 2020.02.17 Joffre Landslide
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Road/Trail Bulletins
1 2020.02.15 Bridge Still In VH13.5 Snowspider Spur
6 2019.09.14 Steep Waterbars and Bridge Pulled Cerise Main
3 2019.07.14 Brutal Trail Goat Peak Trail
5 2019.07.01 Passable with 2-Wheel Drive Y28.2 Retaskit Creek Road W Branch
5 2019.07.01 Rocks On Road and Gatekeeper Yalakom River FSR
6 2018.12.16 New Seymour River Foot Bridge Fisherman's Trail
3 2018.10.20 In Great Shape but Busy Cheam Trail
10 2018.10.06 Minor Windfalls Illal Meadows Trail
5 2018.10.06 Windfalls Cleared Illal Creek Road
5 2018.09.09 Intermittently Flagged Jenna Peak Trail
10 2018.09.09 Clear to 5 km Juliet Creek Road
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Equipment Reviews Insert
10 Hilleberg Staika Tent

General Articles Insert
22 High Altitude Illness - Symptoms and Prevention
9 The Honourable Pastime of Bushwhacking
5 Johannes Mullegger (Hannes) Dies in Crevasse Fall
Geoff Creighton Passes Away
Colin Dionne Dies in Helicopter Crash

Discussions Insert
Denali and Mount Foraker Closed to Climbing
Evening in Memory of John Clarke
Floatplanes on Snowcap Lake
Lois Ann Nordstrom killed in climbing accident