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Hiking to Comox Glacier’ following the First-Ascent route, over Mount Kookjai and Black Cat Mountain

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View from below Black Cat Mountain looking East to Capes Ridge Comox Glacier has taunted since before I knew its name. Driving up Island past Comox and Courtenay it looms on the western horizon. When Phil approached me about doing a two day trip  up to the glacier I jumped …

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Introduction to Backcountry Skiing

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January, a time of new beginnings and resolutions. Keeping with the annual tradition, I started something new, I joined the Alpine Club of Canada Vancouver Island Section. Rather, that is, I rejoined. A few years ago, I was a member for a season. This past weekend I joined 50+ members …

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Cruikshank Canyon

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A view of the mountains as you look out from the view point Early fall is often the nicest time for hiking. I often joke with my hiking companions about those who don’t take advantage of the outdoors, they find winter too cold, spring too wet, and summer too hot. …

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Flower Ridge Ramble 2014

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This summer is turning out to be the summer of amazing weather and epic trips –KNOCK ON WOOD……. Phillips Ridge as viewed from Flower Ridge, Mt. Myra on the left The Island Mountain Ramblers and the Comox District Mountaineering Club (CDMC) jointly participated in a hike lead by Ken Rodonets …

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2011, Bedwell Centennial Trail

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GPS Route Late August 2011, after a particularly wet and disappointing July Vancouver Islanders finally found themselves enjoying a much yearned for bout of good weather. It was perfect for the celebration organized by the Friends of Strathcona Park (FOSP). August 20th, was a day celebrated by more than 100 …