The Spearhead Traverse: Lessons in Humility

Luke has worked his way roughly two-thirds up the headwall when he stops, looking on. Suddenly, a small slab releases several metres in front of him. A few switchbacks below, Kyle, Julien and I scramble to get out of harm’s way. Luckily enough, the slide doesn’t travel very war. Still, this has not been the…

2017: A Year in Short Format

I have always found the way humans perceive time as mysterious and fascinating. While a single day can seemingly drag on for ages and the water in your pot seems to take longer to start boiling if you stand before it, waiting – when you look back on past events, it feels as if time…

Crevasses and Gambling: August Turns on the Columbia Icefield

What do you call it when you decide to go on a glaciated mission to hunt for August corn skiing with two guys you’ve never actually met face to face before? A gamble, to say the least. Social media is puzzling. Its influence on our daily lives goes way beyond anything we could have ever…