Sep 18, 2022
Mostly, I spent my time building a robot.
Upper Black Dyke
Hitchiking with Tobias
During a short break before the start of school, Tobias and I were set to ski but bad weather left us scrambling for plans. We decided to leave in the morning with overnight gear and see how far we could hitchhike. In the end we travelled almost 800 kilometres thanks to rides from ten of the most interesting people I’ve ever met.
Paddling in Widgeon Slough
A truly epic day. Lukas and I attempted the route last year in 38°C heat but turned around 12km into the approach. I’m glad we did because it proved to be longer, harder, and way more scary than anticipated, featuring my second scariest lead ever—an unprotected offwidth to a dirty, runout slab on my skinny alpine rope.
From the top, 4 hours of snow slogging lead us back to the Grouse chalet where we begged the lift attendant to let us on the last ride of the night, only to realize that the gate to where we parked was locked.
22 hours of driving for a single glorious route.
Juan de Fuca Trail
A beautiful four-day hike with my amazing girlfriend Akie.
Wedgemont Lake and Mount Cook
Wrapped up the summer with a visit to my Dad’s place in Kaslo.
Updated September 18th, 2022 from Vancouver, British Columbia
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