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Back Country Skiing

Garibaldi Park, British Columbia - Feb. 18-20, 2008

Most people use a chair lift or gondola to get to the top of the mountain when they go skiing... Some do it the hard way. I joined a group of back country skiers who love to do it the hard way. We actually skied up the mountain and set up a base camp for two nights in the wilderness of British Columbia. The trip up to the lake took about 11 hours of grueling work using skis with skins, these skins attach to the bottom of your skis and give you grip on the snow when ascending. The trip down consisted of skiing down a narrow path through the trees with many switch backs. By the time we got all the way down again, my feet were in rough shape and every muscle was sore. I'm really starting to understand the appeal of the chair lift.

Huge thanks go out to Dave Schubert (Camera operator) and Brian Jones & Martin Fichtl (Canada West Mountain School)

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The view after 11 hours of climbing & filming.

Early morning fog on the lake.

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Home sweet home.

My cameraman for this trip, Dave Schubert, films some of the scenery.

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On the way back down and I'm glad it wasn't too much further.

The aftermath... Blistered & bruised ankles and blistered shins.