With this site you'll find many windows into my world containing all kind of tasty morsels I think might be of interest to the fine folks that have taken the time to come here...








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On a spectacular weekend in August 2009, achieved two huge milestones. I eclipsed the 200 pitch mark in rock climbing by taking on the the 8-pitch, 350-meter Mother's Day Buttress trad route and then the next day summiting my 200th peak, the prized Mt. Smuts. Photos of Smuts

Read my story that appeared in

Real Travel Magazine

It's about what might just be the perfect travel plan

It's Dodgeball GOLD!

In a sudden death nail-biter, my team comes out on top and I get to taste GOLD to the delight of ecstatic fans!



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I'm usually out in the mountains every weekend, and here's where I post my trip photos...

If you're looking for my book's website, check it out here:

 Rice Crust From the Bottom of the Pot: 

A Journey Across South East Asia



Well, I've got about half written, so stay tuned... for now, I've posted some photos for everyone to check out...

Into India Photos


In the winter of 2008 I spent 3-months backpacking in the Middle East... here are the photos!




Gray Waves on Kid Goat


My first Trad Climb Lead!

Cruise Control



3 Photos selected for the 

2010 SAIT Calendar

 including the coveted cover shot!


In the summer of 2007 I was fortunate enough to attend the

Alpine Club of Canada's

General Mountaineering Camp

I created a website which reviews the experience to share with others. 

The ACC is now including it in their promotional brochures. Here it is:

2007 ACC GMC Review

9 years after the West Coast Trail, I returned to backpack the

 Juan De Fuca Trail



Yamnuska Introductory Avalanche Skills Training 1 Course (AST1) Review

A while back I did an interview and photo-shoot for a feature in the Calgary Sun newspaper. It was all about how people are experiencing burn-out and deep feelings of "a need for change" earlier in their adult lives than has occurred in the past. In it I talk a little bit about my feelings of living your life the way you feel you want to, rather than the way society suggests you should live it. In my case, it's not working harder to acquire those things that society and the media suggest you need, but working less and pursuing personal growth.

The Calgary Sun feature is here



Build your own Ski Wax Bench!

When backpacking, I do this awesome chocolate fondue... Outpost Magazine recently published the idea in one of their issues and MEC also has it on their website in the Traveller's Edge section.


Back in '99 when we backpacked the West Coast Trail I created a scrapbook of the trip. I've finally migrated that scrapbook to a website.  Here is the link to that: 


 the West Coast Trail


Outdoor Gear Reviews

Success on Alberta's

 Highest Peak!

3747m Mt. Columbia is climbed!

Skiing 1600m to summit Mt. Hector


Whitewater Rafting on the Kicking Horse!


Alpine rock!

Yamnuska/Goat Traverse

Backcountry Ski Touring

Birdwood-Smuts Traverse

White Risk

Avalanche Interactive Learning CD Review