Minus 25°C with the wind chill this morning. Brrrrr. On the plus…

Minus 25°C with the wind chill this morning. Brrrrr. On the plus side, the ice crystals blowing through the air made for some neat rainbow effects.

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I’ve always been a summer person through and through… But…

I’ve always been a summer person through and through… But I guess with this whole ski touring thing I’m trying to embrace winter. It’s not hard when you get days like this!

The view across Garibaldi Lake to the Tantalus Range while we…

The view across Garibaldi Lake to the Tantalus Range while we were out ski touring this weekend. Peaks from left to right are:  Omega, Niobe, Alpha, Serratus, Tantalus, Zenith, and Pelion.

Looking down from near the Summit of Bla Bheinn, a mountain on…

Looking down from near the Summit of Bla Bheinn, a mountain on the Isle of Skye. The fringes of the Cuillin Ridge can be seen in the distance. It was such a fascinating landscape to me because of the utter lack of trees – you could see every little craggy outcrop of topography perfectly.  

We bivvied out in the open at the base of the mountain and it…

We bivvied out in the open at the base of the mountain and it was a cold night with intermittent sleep. Luckily the excitement of starting a climb always fills me with extra energy. Here’s Mark looking far too cheery at 5 am.