What a great piece. If I can be skiing like him at the age of 88, I will be a happy man. Some solid kernels of wisdom sprinkled into this look into the Canadian Rockies, and a skier who has been shaped by the mountains. Click “Continue Reading” to view this video.
This is a question normally asked in the initial research part of planning a trip somewhere exotic, before you’ve made any decisions, but I had already committed to this destination and legitimately had no idea where the island was. The reasons for this were a long winter of ski guiding, my Ireland-med school-attending girlfriend, our [...]
Americans get behind things. I mean, when there is something an American believes in, they wholeheartedly invest their time and energy into making it a reality. Us laidback Canadians might poo-poo this idea, but in many ways it is true. How do you think the good ol’ US of A grew into a superpower in [...]
I don’t like to admit to hastily made plans or half-baked ideas, but this attempt of the Tour de Mont Blanc (TMB) was verging on that. I had done some previous research into the route, even including some first-hand accounts from friends who had done the trip before. It had been a jam-packed summer, and [...]
Having recently wrapped up three weeks of guiding Big Mountain Bike Adventures trips in Switzerland, my mind is alight with multiple moments of adventure, almost too many to distill singular experiences. It’s probably easier to just summarize an entire trip as a whole. While tempted to do this, there was one particular day that [...]
Eagles soar overhead, and I fixate on countless coves I wish to build my dream cabin in as we sail across the scenic Strait of Georgia to the isolated northern Sunshine Coast on the BC Ferries Queen of Burnaby. Powell River is a town that has ridden the tumultuous wave of boom and bust for [...]
Kootenay Mountain Culture Magazine just released the online version of the feature story I wrote about a really cool trip through the Kootenays that myself and photographer Bruno Long did last fall. READ IT HERE
I hate road trips. Especially trips to awesome new zones to go bike riding. They are a blur of teases: quick, sneaky peaks into great scenes that you previously didn’t even know existed. One short day of checking the area out, maybe a few if you’re lucky, and you are on to the [...]
I usually try to avoid the opening weekend of the Whistler Bike Park. Some reasons for my refusal to participate in this annual event are a paltry few muddy trails open, huge lines and the fact that other Sea to Sky venues are in mint shape this time of year, including, well, everywhere else.
Exams are tough. Whether they are your first drivers test, an important midterm, or a job-dependent physical exam, they all force you to lay it on the line. There is no hiding behind feigned indifference, or deferral to a more knowledgeable friend. It is you, the challenge laid out, and the raw truth of what [...]