Next to the heat of a tiny wood-burning stove in the old SFOC cabin, my buddies and I figured out how to fix our university schedules so the commute wouldn't take us out of the mountains for too many days at a time, and somehow, between skiing and hiking and climbing, we managed to graduate. With an honours degree in History and English, I did what most graduates did--I worked construction for union rates and fat cash in the bank.
Alas, experiences in Asia while trekking and climbing in the Himalaya led to more university and a teacher's certification. Now, I teach English Language Arts and other Humanities courses at Whistler Secondary School, as well as an Outdoor Recreational Leadership Program I've helped design for the district. And I have the pleasure of trekking trails to and from work that others drive hours to enjoy on the weekends.
I continue to enjoy climbing, telemarking, and cross-country skiing in the winter, and climbing, backpacking, mountain-biking, and paddling in the summers. Most often I'm afield with Kevin, Fred, Don, or my wife, Rita.
I continue to play in the mountains. My climbing and interest in all things mountainous has taken me to India, Nepal, Pakistan, and much of western North America.
Rita and I continue to be active in the Whistler ACC Section and are involved in the Whistler Naturalists and Whistler Multisport Clubs as well.
|Trip Reports Insert|
19 2014.09.01 Sample Routes around Nineteen Mile Creek Trail
14 2005.02.05 Whistler Mountain to Singing Pass (Winter)
35 2005.01.09 A Snow Study: Musical Bumps Near Whistler
21 2005.01.03 Mining the White Gold: Musical Bumps
36 2004.09.25 South Chilcotins, A Short Walk in the
39 2003.12.30 Mt. Rohr Day Ski Tour
43 2003.10.04 Semaphore Lakes - Summer Hiking Trail
36 2003.10.04 North Tenas Two-Pack
37 2003.09.28 Russet Lake: A Fall Getaway
14 2003.02.15 Sproatt - From Callaghan Drainage
36 2002.11.03 Conflict Lake: The Autumn Pilgrimage
|Feature Photos Insert|
21 2007.03.19 Mount San Gorgonio from Ridge East of Mount Cornell
11 2005.12.11 Phalanx Mountain from the East (South)
6 2005.11.13 Comfort Glades, Disease Ridge, and Singing Pass
8 2005.11.13 Blackcomb Peak: Lower DOA
5 2005.09.05 Brandywine Glacier: Notch Below and View of Brandywine Meadows
8 2005.09.05 Brandywine Meadows in Late Summer
12 2005.03.13 Mount Macbeth from Mount Pattison
10 2005.02.26 Cayoosh Mountain, North Glacier Avalanche
6 2005.02.05 Mount Davidson and Castle Towers from Cowboy Ridge
4 2005.01.18 Cowboy Ridge North
7 2005.01.15 Fitzsimmons Group from Decker Mountain
|Equipment Reviews Insert|
3 Marmot ATV Soft Shell sleeping bag
1 MEC Ferrata Ultra Schoeller Pants