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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.

Slide Shows and Gear Swap, May 11, Thur.

SUNRISE COMMUNITY CENTRE, 1950 Windermere St., Vancouver.

Doors open 7:00 pm, slideshows begin 7:30 pm. Refreshments will be served. Bring your mug.

Gear Swap: Make sure all items have your name and asking price on them.

Ye Chu will present her solo 28 day journey to Nepal.

Bill Myrtle will present a slide show on the 2016 NSH Scrambles Camp in Waterton Lakes National Park in the southern Canadian Rockies. The presentation documents scrambles to six summits including Mount Blakiston, the highest in Waterton Lakes National Park.

 

"Nothing about Everest is fair. Amazing how powerful it is in terms of providing and killing, and then what the aftermath of that is, the haves and have-nots. It's a microcosm of the world in a lot of ways. And it is not pretty." David Morton, retired Everest Mountain Guide

Ye Chu will present her solo 28 day journey to Nepal, starting in Kathmandu, following the path used for centuries by Trade Caravans and later by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tensing Norgay. The path took Ye through the haunting epicentre of the 2015 Earthquake and up to the base of Chomolungma "Mother Goddess of the World" (Everest Base Camp). At 5364 m, Ye was stunned to hear two fellow trekkers died of altitude sickness.

On her return from Everest Base Camp, in the Village of Khumjung, Ye was invited to be a guest speaker at Sir Edmund Hillary's Sherpa school (built in 1961), where she met locals who told tales of the Yeti and saw a Yeti scalp!

Slide Shows and Social, March 9, Thur.

SUNRISE COMMUNITY CENTRE, 1950 Windermere St., Vancouver.

Doors open 7:00 pm, slideshows begin 7:30 pm. Refreshments will be served. Bring your mug.

Renee will present Kangri(6,153m): trekking and climbing in the Indian Himalayas.

Bill Kincaid and Daphne Nagorsen will present The Big WOW: Hiking the Rockwall

 

High above the Indus Valley, this rarely trodden loop route traversed the magnificent Ladakh Mountains and highlighted with the ascent of Stok Kangri (6153m). The dramatic, stark scenery of this high altitude desert is softened only by the immense charm of the Ladakhi villages and their hardy inhabitants.
The loop was so “off the beaten path” that we did not even see one human being until Stok La pass, where we suddenly saw many people ascending from the regular route. From Stok La we shared the route with other hikers to the base camp. Our summit day started at midnight and we were all back to the base camp by noon. From the summit, panoramic views extended across Ladakh to the Karakorams, the Himalaya and into Tibet.
As a hugely unexpected surprise, the day that we were in Leh, the town where the trek began, we had the privilege of seeing the Dalai Lama! A video of Dalai Lama in a place as close as he can get to Tibet , will also be presented in the slide show.

 

The Rockwall Trail in Kootenay National Park is one of the most spectacular and popular multi-day hikes in the Rocky Mountains. Daphne Nagorsen and Bill Kinkaid, Past President and President of Nature Vancouver, will present a slide show and report on the Nature Vancouver backpack to the Rockwall in July 2016.

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