You get to be conquistadors of the useless. You climb to the summit and there is nothing there. And you could hike to the top from another direction. How you get there is the important part. - Yvon Chouinard
Crunching across a glacier as the sun starts to rise is definitely a perk of mountaineering. Getting up early for an alpine start is so much easier in the mountains compared to waking up early when home. Without distraction from gadgets, falling asleep at 9pm just seems so natural. Of course, the near freezing temperatures and katabatic wind definitely help convince me to get into the tent early! #celebratewild#glacier#alpinestart#mountaineering#garibaldi#coastmountains#hellobc#liveterbestute
Started hiking at 4am from Crabtree Meadows, to be able to reach the summit by 11am, because of predicted thunderstorms. We turned around 0,5 miles from the summit, with black skies over our heads.
This picture is from Trail Crest, 0.9 miles from the summit, with blue skies. Conditions change quickly in the mountains.
No one was going cliff jumping until they had their @alpinestartfoods #qualitycoffeeinstantly . Warmed up inside and refreshed from a restful night in the tent, we started sending. I gotta say the mug is a lot lighter than my drone, but it's all worth it!