The bouldering at Hunter Creek near Hope, BC is among the finest granite bouldering in BC. With the diversity of problems, the short approach, and the many established lines, there is sure to be something to suit even the most critical of climbers. Flat sandy pine needle landings predominate in an open forest filled with fine grained granite boulders keeps the locals scrubbing and climbing nearly all year long. The boulders themselves are covered in holds and range from low-ball traverses to high-ball fright fests that’ll make you look tougher than you feel. Early developers Marco and Nate along with a handful of others took care to pick many of the plum lines and establish some of the areas’ true test pieces. Read the rest of this entry »

Faith and Doubt

December 20, 2010

Recently I was asked to write a short piece for Pastor Chuck Swindoll and Insight for Living magazine. The Canadian edition is called Insights and is available nationally by subscription. My article deals with snowboarding, rockclimbing, uncertainty, faith, and doubt and appears this month in both print and online formats. Check it out HERE.

We Are Mountain People

December 20, 2010

“Mountains are fantastic examples of the power and mystery of nature, and the routes we climb on them are expressions of all that is best in the human spirit. Mountains and routes are only animated by our interaction with them, however, and it is the people we share the mountains with – the relationships we have with them – that are ultimately the most important. ”
– Michael Kennedy from the forward to Extreme Alpinism by Mark Twight

Thank-you my friends. Read the rest of this entry »

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