Posts Tagged ‘Mountain Activities Skills Training’

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

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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 – 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 – March 2001

March – 2001-04-06

Hey how are things?

Wow, it’s April all ready April, but what happened in March then?

I started uni the last week in February and got into the swing again pretty fast and so did our lecturers by piling essays, reports, ministerial briefings and scientific posters our way. 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 »

Australia – January 2000

January 2000!! **Millenium Change**

7-6-5-4-3-2-1 – 2000!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR was everybody screaming when the whole city of Sydney went on fire and especially the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House! The half an hour fireworks were so stunning so when we talk about them afterwards we couldn’t find words to describe them. After more discussion about the firework we came and think of the word WOW!!!

I had an American behind me where I was and took the midnight photos and he and his girlfriend was just screaming and screaming, saying words like wooooiiii!! And yelled out: Screw New York!! This is the place, this is the place to be, and we are just in the middle of it!!! He gave me some really good Champagne and shook my hand and wished me a Happy New Year!

The three Police officers that stood on the Jetty with us Read the rest of this entry »