2017/2018 Events


Club Night:  Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 7:00 p.m. Speaker Andrea Petzold - Snowshoeing and Hiking in BC's Backcountry

Location: Cedar Cottage Neighbourhood Pub, 3728 Clark Drive, Vancouver, B.C.

Would you like to experience our beautiful backcountry areas without carrying a heavy pack and camping? Come and listen to Andrea as she talks about her guided and lodge based trips in the mountains of eastern B.C.

Andrea Petzold, is a certified Hiking Guide (with the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides) living in Invermere, B.C. Andrea's company Follow your Feet offers 4- and 5-day hiking trips based out of backcountry lodges in the Rockies, Selkirks, Monashees and Purcells, and in the winter snowshoe trips from the Purcell Mountain Lodge. During her 30 minute presentation, Andrea will share photographs and talk about these scenic areas. Following her talk, you will have the opportunity to ask  questions about gear, her company or the mountains she calls home. Andrea is a climber, mountaineer, and before working as a mountain guide, she enjoyed a 30-year career as a contract Geologist. Check out Andrea's website www.followyourfeet.ca.

 

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Club Night:  Tuesday, January 9, 2018, 7:00 p.m. Auyuittuq National Park, Baffin Island - Speakers Eda Kadar, Cathy Maurer, and Paul Trantina

Location: Cedar Cottage Neighbourhood Pub, 3728 Clark Drive, Vancouver, B.C.

Vancouver Skiers Paul, Cathy, and Eda joined Black Feather (an Ontario based tour company that offers wilderness adventures predominantly in northern B.C.) for the Auyuittuq Traverse Hike in August 2017. Our 12 person group (including guides) hiked for 12 days along the Akshayak Pass, covering 97 km. The group travelled from the North Pangnirtung Fiord (near Qikiqtarjuaq) along the remote Owl River valley gradually climbing to Glacier and Summit Lakes and then descending the Weasel River Valley to a fiord on the other side of Baffin Island. Trip participants carried heavy packs, crossed several glacial morraines and forded numerous frigid creeks in what can only be described as some of the most stunning alpine scenery on earth.

 

Club Night: Tuesday, February 6, 2018, 7:00 p.m.  Vinson Massif, Antartica - Speaker Ross Nichol

Location: Cedar Cottage Neighbourhood Pub, 3728 Clark Drive, Vancouver, B.C.

Ross Nichol will give a slide presentation on his climbing trip to Antartica. Ross flew from Punta Arenas in Chile to an ice landing strip at Patriot Hills in Antartica. From a base camp there he flew to Vinson Massif which, at 4,897 metres, is the highest peak in Antartica. After weathering a severe storm on the mountain, his small 3-person team managed to reach the summit and return safely.


Club Night: Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 7:00 p.m. Speaker TBA


 

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