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Limestone Mountain on the Winter Solstice

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December 21st marks the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year and the official start of winter in the northern hemisphere, how should I cerebrate this day?  I set out on another early morning adventure,  this time with Phil Jackson and Jaime Curcil. Our destination, Limestone Mountain, located between …

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December Ascent of Mt Clifton

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I’m not sure why this looks so amazing but who cares! 2014 has seen late onset of winter conditions for Vancouver Island’s alpine. Though the Island isn’t exactly known to be a winter wonderland, there is usually an excellent buildup of snow at elevations exceeding 1300 m.  This year, it …