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Whiltilla Mountain, Day two in the Bonanza Range

In Activity, Clubs, Hiking, Island Mountain Ramblers, Mount Waddinton Regional Distrcit, Mountaineering, Regional Districts by Explorington1 Comment

This report is a chapter in a longer series of reports from a multi-day car camping and mountaineering expedition done in the summer of 2016. In this section, day 2 July 17th, we climb Whiltilla Mountain. Every summer I look forward to one of two long trips trekking and mountaineering …

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Cederstedt Mountain: Introducing the Ditch Muncher

In Activity, Hiking, Island Mountain Ramblers, Mount Waddinton Regional Distrcit, Mountaineering, Regional Districts by Explorington5 Comments

Early morning starts are getting easier. On Sunday, May 1st, dawn was just breaking as Phil and I headed up-island, once again on our way to a seldom-summited peak. We had great expectations for the day, and the weather was in great shape. Adding to the excitement, we were riding …

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Alexandra Peak: The Last Snowshoe of the Season

In Activity, Backpacking, Clubs, Island Mountain Ramblers, Mountaineering, Regional Districts, Snowshoeing, Strathcona Regional District by Explorington1 Comment

In search of what is sure to be our final snowshoe trip of the season, I set out on a mission with three other Island Mountain Ramblers. We braved a long logging road approach up Buttle Bluffs Mainline to reach camp for our summit of Alexandra Peak the next day. …

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Adventures comes wherever we are: snowshoe up Mount Becher

In Activity, Clubs, Comox Valley Regional District, Hiking, Island Mountain Ramblers, Mountaineering, Regional Districts, Snowshoeing by Explorington0 Comments

Coming around the mountain Adventure is ephemeral. For many, a real sense of adventure comes in a novel experience, such as discovering a new place or a new activity. For me, adventure comes in taking chances. On Sunday March 5th, the adventure was in risking poor weather on a hike …