Hi, my name is Alex. I'm an Engineering student at the University of British Columbia. In my spare time I love to play the piano, climb mountains, and document my experiences.
This is a now page. I post one every month, and you should too. It’s the best way to connect with people you don’t talk to often. You can read them all here.
A paper I wrote for my game theory class about a fascinating paradox. The St. Petersburg paradox is a famous problem in decision theory about a simple game, played as follows: A coin is flipped repeatedly until, on turn n, it lands on heads. The player is awarded $2n. Therefore, in each round the player has a 50% chance of winning $2, a 25% chance of winning $4, a 12.
Day 1 Smiling across the Gordon River. Thrasher Cove, our first campsite. Day 2 The journey around Owen point is the most difficult—and most scenic—section of the whole trail. Fishing vessels dotted the coastline. Day 3 Playing with the light. The first of over thirty kilometres of beach-walking.
2021 Route Let me tell you about one of my earliest memories. I’m young, a toddler, maybe three. My parents have taken me on a kayaking trip, and I’m playing in a stream that flows into the ocean. It forms many pools and has cut deeply through the rock to form menacing black walls that tower above me. The water is piping hot. For years, I wondered where that stream was, if it even existed.
Last weekend my friend Tobias and I had an amazing trip: we slept on the summit of Alpha, one of the most impressive peaks in the Tantalus Range. It was stunningly beautiful, and I took some of the best pictures of my life. Anyone planning a trip to the Tantalus must consider how they will cross the Squamish river. While many simply fly to Lake Lovely Water, we aren’t cheaters, and so we borrowed a (very unstable) inflatable paddleboard and shuttled the two of us and our gear across in a single trip.
This site was built from scratch over countless hours to serve as a replacement for social media. While I'm very proud of it, I do miss the community of Instagram. Therefore, if you find anything here interesting or simply want to say hi, please send me a message. I'd be delighted to hear from you—there's nothing I enjoy more than meeting new people.