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NSH’S Most Dedicated Trip Leader

A few years ago long-time NSH member, leader of trips and long serving exec member Patrick Brown scanned all hard copies of the NSH’s past Ravens & schedules and made them available to logged-in members on our website (News >> Raven Newsletters and Activities >> Historic Schedules). He also created a spreadsheet (also visible to logged in members on our website, under Activities >> Past Events) of past hikes from 2001 to 2015. This spreadsheet is a great synopsis of our history and a great source of ideas for trips. It can be sorted by hike, leader etc.  Curious, I sorted by leader to see who our biggest leaders have been.

In fifth place is Dennis Berryman who has led about 160 hikes. Unless he gets out there more often though, Alastair with about 148 hikes might catch up!

In fourth place is Peter Durnford with about 180 hikes.

In third place is Brent Ehrl with about 200 hikes who is leaping after Alan Banwell, in second place with over 200 hikes.

And in first place is IRENE MILLER who with 300 hikes under her belt is still consolidating her lead.

Can she be beaten???

(Written by Alastair Ferries)

Slideshows and Contest, Thurs, April 12, 2018

(Thurs. April 12, 2018.)

Sunrise Community Centre, 1950 Windermere Street, Vancouver.

Doors will open at 7:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Bring your own mug.

THERE WILL BE PRIZES!!  Alastair Ferries will present a photo contest on Identification of BC Animals. You will list their names and the person with most correct answers will receive a special prize! In case of a tie, he will show animals of the world to determine the winner.

Sylvia Berryman and Barry Brisebois will present an interesting slideshow on CHILCOTINS WITHOUT A FLOATPLANE. Several trips will be covered with various other club members included as well. This is a beautiful area with many terrain types and is a reasonable travel distance from Vancouver.

Manning Park Snow Weekend, March 23-25, 2018

Manning Park has all the winter sports - there are A and C
snowshoeing planned so far - you can join these or organize your own.

Cost will depend on how many come but will be about $150 - due
February 1. This includes two nights in a chalet, car/driving
expenses and two breakfasts.

There are still a few spots available, so sign up soon.

Email me for more information. My email is
visible here for members who have logged in to this site.

Diane

Christmas Party 2017

We are organizing a different type of Christmas party this year. It will be held on Wednesday December 13 th 6.00 - 10.00 pm, at a private home, the address of which is visible right here for members who have logged in to this site. Menu will be Finger Foods (appetizers and desserts). Potluck so bring your favourite appetizer or dessert. Non-Alcoholic punch will be served. BYOB but remember if you are driving! Tea and coffee.

Entertainment will be presented by Donna Nyberg and Cristina Jacob. Donna will give 2 slideshows on her trips to South America and to Antarctica. After this, Cristina Jacob will play her DVD on Antarctica in the background as socializing and feasting continue.

If you intend to come, it would be great if you could notify Jill Blair in advance, at 604 929 0806.

Jill Blair,
Social Convener, North Shore Hikers.

VIMFF News | Reel Rock 12 Trailer Released

This November 7 to 10, Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival is being held at both the Rio and Centennial theatres. Click here for shows and show times.

Click here to watch the Reel Rock 12 trailer

Discounted tickets.  Tickets are $19 at the door, $17 on-line. We have put aside discounted tickets ($2 off adult ticket) that can be purchased online. ($15 vs. $19… a savings of $4 !). Discount code is visible to members of this club who have logged in to this site. Only a limited number of discounted tickets is available so be prompt to avoid a potential disappointment.

MEC 10% Discount Night, Thurs, Oct. 26

mec_logo_newNSH members can receive a 10% discount on regularly priced items between 7 and 9 p.m., Thursday Oct 26th, at MEC Vancouver. Participants must be a current member of NSH.

You should contact Alastair at natlakeele@hotmail.com or 604 - 329 1637 if you expect to participate.

Not yet a member? Simply sign up for membership right here by going "Join the NSH" >> "Join" on the menu bar above.

Members can receive 10% off of all regularly priced items purchased that evening – including bikes and boats!  All items must be in stock and purchased through our tills that evening. The discount also does not extend to the following items:

  • Clearance items
  • All Blundstone products
  • Items that are out of stock/not available at the Vancouver location
  • Items that are already included in a packaged discount

 Members can put items on hold up to 48 hours before the event, and can be picked up at the Member Services Desk during the clubnight.  Items that have been purchased before the event cannot be returned and re-purchased at the discounted rate.  There are no exceptions to this rule.

All participants must be members of Mountain Equipment Co-op in order to make a purchase. Lifetime memberships can be purchased during the event for $5.00.

2017 AGM & Slideshow, Thur., Nov. 9

Our Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017,at 7:30 p.m., at the Sunrise Community Centre, 1950 Windermere Street, Vancouver, west of Rupert and south of 1st Avenue. Doors will open at 7:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Bring your own mug.

After the official meeting, there will be an interesting slideshow by Cristina Jacob, on her trip to Antarctica.

We have the following vacant positions on our exec. team. Would you be interested to help?

  • Recording Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Cycling Planner
  • Mid-week Activities Coordinator

Elections will be held for the following positions.

  • Treasurer
  • Recording Secretary

Please read the 2016 AGM minutes to review last year's business.

Click here for the agenda for this year's meeting.

There will be a prize draw for all trip leaders of this year. Three prizes of MEC $50 gift certificate will be awarded. But the winner must be present at the AGM to be eligible.

Hope to see you there.

The NSH Exec team.

VIMFF – Steve Swenson

Dear North Shore Hiker,

VIMFF would like to invite you to their upcoming show featuring a world-class alpinist Steve Swenson. He will present from his new book “Karakoram – Climbing Through the Kashmir Conflict”. It is Steve’s personal story of climbing K2 and other peaks in the Karakoram Range that straddles the borders of China, India, and Pakistan. The event will take place in Centennial Theatre on Wednesday, April 19 at 7:30 pm.

Discounted tickets.  Tickets are $17 at the door, $15 on-line. We have put aside discounted tickets ($2 off adult ticket) that can be purchased online. ($13 vs. $17… a savings of $4 !). Discount code is visible to members who have logged in to this site.
Only a limited number of discounted tickets is available so be prompt to avoid a potential disappointment.

Ye Chu

Cornices

Cornices are overhangs of snow susceptible to breaking. While hiking, one should stay away from them, both on top and below. They may not be easy to spot when you are on one. Here are some resources from the Net.

http://www.fsavalanche.org/cornice/

https://www.genuineguidegear.com/life/blog/g3/bombs-backcountry-how-be-safe-cutting-cornices

And you might have heard about  this recent tragedy too.

And of course you may like to check out avalanche.ca for forecasts before heading out.