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Pickering, Carter, Landale — North & South

In Activity, Cowichan Valley Regional District, Hiking, Island Mountain Ramblers, Mount Waddinton Regional Distrcit, Mountaineering by ExploringtonLeave a Comment

Carter Peak Like many people, I consider May Long Weekend the kick-off to summer. The extra day tagged onto the weekend makes trips further afield possible, and the lengthening days and few extra degrees mean that many people are looking for their first overnight trips of the season. This year, …

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Mount Sir John: A First Winter Ascent

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When it comes to ascending seldom-summited peaks, I’m often reticent when we depart the Jeep. So many questions about the route and what we will find ahead make me reflect inward. So, it’s probably no surprise that when winter’s snow and ice become part of the adventure, there is sometimes …