Tag: climbing

Petzl GRIGRI 2 Recall

Petzl has issued a recall for some GRIGRI 2 belay devices. The Grigri is a very popular belay device for sport climbers and others, and the Grigri 2 was a re-design of the classic device, making it lighter and allowing

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Mount Logan picture

A picture of former Coquitlam SAR member, current Canadian Forces SAR Tech Cpl Mike Neilson, still wearing his team-issue orange Gore-Tex jacket and holding the Coquitlam SAR flag at 4800m on Mount Logan

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Mount Logan update: awesome news

We got an update on the details from Logan yesterday, Josh, the organizer of the trip, called Rollie, another team member. In Rollie`s words: I just got a call from Josh. The Logan crew has returned to Haines Junction, Yukon.

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Mount Logan update: back at base camp

I just got an update from the team’s SPOT device, and they are back at base camp. In a short communication with one of the team members family, I was told that everyone is OK and they will be flying

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Mount Logan: Camp 3, the “Football Field”

I just got another update from the Mount Logan party’s SPOT messenger. From their coordinates it ‘s clear they have reached Camp 3, also known as the Football field. This is at about 4850M (15,900 ft.), which they reached after

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Mount Logan Team: at Camp 2

The Mount Logan team sent me a SPOT message today that places them at approximately 4000m (13,500 ft) in the King Col, sometimes known as Camp 2. I got a message mid-week that put them at Camp 1 just a

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Mount Logan: Team is at base camp

I just got this location from the team`s SPOT messenger. It appears that after waiting for a weather break for more than a week at the airport, they have managed to get flown in today. More updates when I get

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Mount Logan Update

A small update on our team members climbing Mount Logan. On the weekend we heard that they had a two day weather delay for flying in. They spent the weekend waiting in Kluane. This season some of the other groups

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SAR Members climbing Mount Logan

Two members of my SAR Team are climbing Mount Logan via the King’s Trench route this year. They are part of a team of four. I’m mentioning this on my blog because I’m one of their SPOT contacts, so any

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Climbing like a pregnant woman

The other day I was climbing a well known 5.8 test piece in Squamish. I led, and Sylvia, who is 6 months pregnant, seconded it. About half way up she was heard to say “I think we’re at the inflection point;

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