Posts Tagged ‘Fernie’

Banff – Panorama – Fernie – Waterton NP

Banff – Panorama – Fernie – Waterton NP

Alright, to sum things up at the same time I am trying to upload my videoclips (which seems to take forever!!)

Started a couple of days ago in Banff and I must admit that I was a bit nervous! Read the rest of this entry »

Banff – The day that changed EVERYTHING!

070220 – 0500 – The alarm goes off, I had barely any sleep. The reason for that was that today I knew would be a very special day! Me and Anders were going to be picked up in one hour and fifteen minutes with a bus taking us back to Panorama and RK Heliplex. It was time to take the virginity of flying a helicopter and also do some heli-skiing!!

The white mini-bus in form of a Chevy picked us up just outside the front desk at Hidden Ridge. First we stopped at a few hotels in Banff to pick up a few more people before we were on our way. Read the rest of this entry »

Banff – February – Career Developments

070210 – Career developments

From: Janette Holtzman
Sent: Saturday, February 10, 2007 12:52 PM
Subject: Stefan Martensson
Importance: High

It is my pleasure to announce that we now have a new Front Desk Supervisor!   Read the rest of this entry »

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 – Ski Touring II

2002-01-21 Monday

The plan was to skin up Orca Bowl in the Lizard Range, but due to extreme avalanche hazard we was forced to surrender to Nature’s powers. Instead we drove up to the end of Island Lake Lodge’s road and aimed to skin up Ridge 2001 and ski down the ridge. After hours and hours of breaking trail and many falls in tree-wells, slick windblown areas, ice sections and other nasties we turned around to ski down. The snow pack was inversed, that means that the top layer is lays on top of a light fluffy layer. This in turn means that your skis will sink through the top layer and will slide in the fluffy, and becomes REALLY hard to turn. We (at least some more than me) had a very bad day and nobody was happy and cheerful when we returned to campus. Bad touring and bad skiing – Yuck!   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.