Camping gear: Sleeping bag. Good to minus 30 fahrenheit, usable down to minus 40. Also foam mat, thermarest, vapour barrier and sleeping bag liner and a bivi bag. Expedition tent. Stove, cooking pot, cutlery. Cup. Fuel.
Clothing: Base layers, both mid weight and heavy. Soft shell jacket and pants. A few pairs of socks. 2 pairs of undies (more on that later). Gore… Continue reading
Look on the map and it doesn’t look that far from Vancouver Island to Anchorage, but it’s a pretty long drive up through B.C. and the Yukon to Alaska. It took us a few days in the Section 8 Mobile but at least we had Tobin’s entire music collection of 18 cd’s to keep us entertained. 17 Bad Religion albums and the Best of Leonard Cohen can go a long… Continue reading
By Nigel Harrison
It’s a dream job, to be sure. It could even be the dream job, but it’s not as easy as you might think. It takes drive, determination and dedication, but the rewards are great, in fact they’re out of this world.
It started for me on a dry slope, and I won’t pretend that those things don’t have their downsides. For a start, they hurt like crazy… Continue reading