Posts Tagged ‘College of the Rockies’

Norway 2002

NORWAY 2002 – Pictures in Gallery

As you might know I just went to Norway (1 st of Sept) to be one of the leaders for my old highschool’s annual school trips. The trip includes hiking, caving and one day on the glacier. A wonderful work experience opportunity for me Read the rest of this entry »

Fernie, B.C. – Aug 2001- May 2002

College of the Rockies is a 7 campus modern facility located in the British Columbia Interior. Services include computer labs, a modern library, state-of-the-art audio/visual & teleconferencing services, sports facilities, tutoring/learning resource center, student housing, access to outdoor recreation, activities and more … Read the rest of this entry »

MAST – Fernie, B.C. – Fall 2001

Fernie, BC, Canada Read the rest of this entry »

MAST – Ski Touring I

Fernie Alpine Resort 2001-12-13, Stellar Peak 2001-12-18

We explore the backcountry of the Lizard Range and other local day trips. We experienced a progression of skills in mountain navigation, avalanche hazard awareness, terrain evaluation and general guiding skills. Our ski ability are set to the test and I felt a VERY strong learning curve from being used to the Swedish “standard” i.e. ice skiing to the fluffy stuff Fernie got so much of called POWDER! Powder skiing and ice skiing are SO different and people have been telling me that “unlearn everything you learnt from groomers and ice and you’re halfway there!!”.   Some of our instructors have been giving me some tips of how to be able to stand up in this fluffy stuff. Some tips have actually made things worse but Rick Schroeder and especially Dave Richards have help me A LOT and I am starting to get the hang of it.

In the Gallery you will find pictures from my group and perhaps later on I will get copies from the other groups and I can throw the in here as well.

MAST – Advanced Recreational Avalanche Course

Avalanche safety training is essential for recognition and avoidance of avalanche dangers that are inherent in winter mountain recreation.  The CAA promotes and encourages avalanche safety training for winter recreation enthusiasts through the Recreational Avalanche Course (RAC) program. Read the rest of this entry »

MAST – Rock climbing, Stone Hills, MT, USA

2001 Oct 8-12

Stone Hills outside Eureka, Montana United States of America that is where we headed with our vans for 5days doing “Rock Climbing I”

Stone-Hill is regarded as a Mecca for rock climbers regionally / nationally and perhaps even internationally. The roadside climbing high above Lake KooCanUsa (KOOteney Valley runnin between CANada and USA) is fun, scenic, sunny & warm, and the rock is great. The are probably 200-300 routes there by now. Mellow camping (free) is to be had at the forest service campground (camp-32) about 10 miles from the crags. Eureka, not too far away have grocerystore and hotel and resturants if people don’t want to create their own dishes in the woods.

This was for many of us our first rock climbing ever, and since we didn’t know anything, we were brought to mellow climbs the first day. I climbed half a dozen routes a day ranging from 5.7 to 5.10b. The photo is a 5.8 on Lizard Slab.

MAST – Mountaineering

26 September

Together with my fellow friends from the MAST program, Luc, Tucker, Eric, Justin and Ryan, I went on my first real Mountaineering trip. We went to Catamount / North Star Glacier, BC – Canada.

Today (26 th ) it rained and we decided to stay low in the woods to avoid setting up our tents in the rain and heavy wind expected up on the mountain by the glacier’s base. After having lunch we set up camp and decided to scout the trail for tomorrow we headed of up the mountain with lighter packs. The steep way up was covered partly with scree and we got small flashbacks to the Mt Fisher trip two weeks earlier. After little more than an hour hiking we reached finally the top of the morane and the base of the majestic glacier! It was SO large we all stood there eager to get our crampons on to test them and see how they are to walk on. Brian held the leaches short and said we had to wait until tomorrow before we got up on the glacier. A bit dissapointed we turned back to our camp after finding a better camp spot beside the glacier which we will advance to tomorrow before the first day of glacier skills were taught. Read the rest of this entry »

MAST – Wilderness Travel

12 th – 16 th September 2001

The first day on our wilderness trip was expected to be the hardest hiking day of the trip, with the aim of summit the 2846m high Mt Fisher. Mt Fisher, the highest peak in the southern Rockies is notorious for having taken several lives of ambitious hikers and climbers through the years. Read the rest of this entry »

MAST – Three Sisters Hike

2 September

With blue skies and some small summerish clouds on the skies I was picked up by Trevor, Ryan and Mia outside my house. We were to climb the local mountain here in Fernie called The Three Sisters.

Trevor took us in his 4WD up on the backside of the mountains and we started our hike around 10.30am. Read the rest of this entry »

Australia – February 2000

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Hey Blokes!

I can’t understand how time just can disappear, like it has for me. I mean do YOU realise that it is February? I can tell you that for me it feels like I just celebrated New Year in Sydney!

I have been home for little more than a month now and did not get any job as a presumed before, but I don’t think that it will effect my future studies at all. (more than I have to start exercising little more).

I have had a lot of time to figure out what I want to do with my life, and I found some collages in Canada that really interested me but they are not within the area of marine biology at all. They are called Mountain Activity Skills Training program and Adventure Tourism program. Read the rest of this entry »