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Forum: Canadian Rockies   09-17-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,066
Posted By caurala
Great to see that area with a dusting of snow. I...

Great to see that area with a dusting of snow. I was there in August and it was incredibly dry with the exception of the "cornice" when you gain Kiwitenok Pass proper.

I whole-hardheartedly agree...
Forum: British Columbia   09-10-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,115
Posted By caurala
Beautiful circumnav! Thank you for sharing! C

Beautiful circumnav! Thank you for sharing!

C
Forum: Canadian Rockies   08-07-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,516
Posted By caurala
Nice work - I was hiking solo on Saturday. I...

Nice work - I was hiking solo on Saturday. I wanted to do Temple, but I couldn't come up with a roster of 3 other scramblers and I didn't want to tag on with others. I'm glad that you were able to...
Forum: Canadian Rockies   07-22-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,018
Posted By caurala
You guys ran the gauntlet through that shooting...

You guys ran the gauntlet through that shooting gallery. Congrats guys and have speedy recovery Steven!

Cheers,

C
Forum: British Columbia   07-17-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,064
Posted By caurala
Beautiful area! It's an awesome area of the...

Beautiful area! It's an awesome area of the province where you transition from the Chilcotin Plateau looking west to the monster peaks of the southwest coast!

I remember looking out at Mount...
Forum: Canadian Rockies   07-15-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,294
Posted By caurala
Photos during ascent of Mount Carnarvon...

Photos during ascent of Mount Carnarvon...
Forum: Canadian Rockies   07-14-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,294
Posted By caurala
Mount Carnarvon (Yoho National Park)

A total knee reconstruction in late 2013 set me back a couple of seasons and I've been itching to get back at it.

I'd banged off some walk up mountains (Fairview and Turtle) in June and I felt...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   01-13-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 14,471
Posted By caurala
My condolences. Joffre and Matier were the first...

My condolences. Joffre and Matier were the first mountains that I climbed in a mountaineering sense. It's always been a special place for me.

Climb on.

C
Forum: Washington State   09-19-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,990
Posted By caurala
Great scramble and even better narrative! Sorry...

Great scramble and even better narrative! Sorry to hear about your ankle - and I sympathize with Vlad... blown ACL/MCL/meniscus playing soccer last August, surgery last November, and finally touched...
Forum: British Columbia   09-10-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,679
Posted By caurala
Beauty trip - thanks for sharing!

Beauty trip - thanks for sharing!
Forum: Alberta Hiking   09-10-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,912
Posted By caurala
mclay1234 - I head ya... I went up Paget solo...

mclay1234 - I head ya... I went up Paget solo last weekend whistling and shouting "hey bear" the whole way up. I felt like a knob but I didn't see any bears. Not sure if was actually effective but...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   08-26-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,988
Posted By caurala
I've been happy with my Suunto HR watches. I...

I've been happy with my Suunto HR watches. I used (and abused) a Suunto t6c then upgraded to the Ambit. I've been very satisfied with both. I don't mind the Suunto HR belt, but I find that the...
Forum: Other regions   07-31-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,130
Posted By caurala
Nice trip guys! Ernest Hemingway would be proud....

Nice trip guys! Ernest Hemingway would be proud. I had the pleasure of being in Boise, Ketchum, and Arco. It's an interesting part of the world... Arco was the world's first community to be...
Forum: British Columbia   07-29-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,775
Posted By caurala
Nice! The NE Spur was my first real...

Nice! The NE Spur was my first real mountaineering climb. Thanks for taking me back there!

Cheers,

C
Forum: Snowshoeing and Backcountry Skiing   07-16-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,148
Posted By caurala
John - you are a rad dad. It's not easy to pick...

John - you are a rad dad. It's not easy to pick up skiing later in life but you've done just that and not only that you've opened the door to the younger generation by getting your daughter started...
Forum: British Columbia   07-03-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,195
Posted By caurala
Beauty! I've always wanted to get up to...

Beauty! I've always wanted to get up to Augerpoint. My Strathcona list is pretty long... the options are surprisingly diverse considering the Park's size... not many folks know what a backcountry...
Forum: Other regions   07-02-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 963
Posted By caurala
Brings me back to my trip in 2009... albeit you...

Brings me back to my trip in 2009... albeit you had a sunnier day! We took the Rhyd Ddu path up - it had a nice ridge and when the clouds parted the views were great. I found it eerie that the hill...
Forum: British Columbia - Vancouver Island Hiking   06-23-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,138
Posted By caurala
I'm heading back home to the island next week -...

I'm heading back home to the island next week - how are things looking around Arrowsmith/Moriarty? Other targets might be El Cap/Landalt/Whymper, or Klitsa?

Any opinions or recent trail reports?...
Forum: Other regions   04-30-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,131
Posted By caurala
Nice work - that Hua Shan looks crazy sketchy. I...

Nice work - that Hua Shan looks crazy sketchy. I feel for you with the torn ACL - I blew mine out in August, had surgery in November, and now I'm on the road to recovery. Going up is no problem,...
Forum: Other regions   04-08-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,639
Posted By caurala
Angel's Landing is great - and this time of year...

Angel's Landing is great - and this time of year is probably the best time to do it. I did it last year in March and it was pretty spectacular. You want to get up and down the tight sections before...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   03-21-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 10,878
Posted By caurala
50 bones for me - I think I joined up in 1999 or...

50 bones for me - I think I joined up in 1999 or 2000. I've had healthier dividends in the past, but my gear "accumulation" phase peaked in around 2010... I still give MEC a healthy percentage of my...
Forum: Other Regions Hiking   03-07-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,737
Posted By caurala
Hey Kelly, The wife and I went to...

Hey Kelly,

The wife and I went to Yellowstone last summer (trip report here: https://www.clubtread.com/sforum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=57577).

I'd have to agree with the previous posters -...
Forum: Mountaineering, Scrambling, and Climbing   01-31-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 11,264
Posted By caurala
Another nod for Canada West - I did the Alpine...

Another nod for Canada West - I did the Alpine Skills Week up at Joffre/Matier with John Furneaux. Great outfit, good practical mountain sense and accomplished instructors (John was fresh back from...
Forum: British Columbia - Vancouver Island Hiking   10-30-2013, 07:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,740
Posted By caurala
I would have never figured that area would be...

I would have never figured that area would be consistently windy enough to justify putting up wind turbines. If I had to suggest an area on land in the mid-island area I would say the west end of...
Forum: British Columbia   09-30-2013, 07:53 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 19,852
Posted By caurala
Simply rad guys! Been all around there on the...

Simply rad guys! Been all around there on the easy to access stuff but you guys have filled the void. Epic and beautifully-captured trip!

C
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