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Presentation by Sandy Allan, Scottish mountaineer and author, on his new book

Author Sandy Allan speaks about his book: In Some Lost Place
Presentation hosted by Federation of Mountain Clubs of B.C., April 5th
https://gallery.mailchimp.com/e0ab7dcb86f40f537c59e118f/images/5879becf-ef33-4172-ba72-29edac71f4c9.jpgThe FMCBC will be hosting a presentation by Sandy Allan, Scottish mountaineer and author of the 2015 book In Some Lost Place: The first ascent of Nanga Parbat’s Mazeno Ridge (which received a glowing review by Mike Nash in our Fall/Winter edition of Cloudburst). Sandy will speak about his experiences climbing what was previously widely regarded as 'the last great climb' of the Himalaya—the giant Mazeno Ridge on Nanga Parbat, the world’s ninth highest mountain. His team’s ascent took 18 days, the last four of which were endured without food and water.  Come listen to Sandy describe his epic journey to the top and to find out what’s next for this storied climber.
 
Date: Tuesday, April 5th
Time:  Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Presentation begins at 7:30 p.m.
Cost:  Admission is by donation (suggested donation is $5)
Location:  Langara College - 100 West 49th Avenue, Vancouver, BC - Room A136a How to get there:

·         Directions (Transit & Car)
·         Campus Map
·         Building Map
·         Parking - $3.50 flat rate after 5pm – payment can be made at any parking pay station on campus

Volunteers are needed to help make this event a success. If you are interested in volunteering,  email jodi.appleton@mountainclubs.org

Bowen Island Takes Responsibility for the Trails on Mount Gardner

After three years of hiking Mount Gardner, mapping the trails, and negotiating with the Province, The Rotary Club of Bowen Island — on behalf of the community — will sign an agreement with Recreation Sites and Trails BC. The official signing will take place in Collins Hall at an event beginning at 6:30 PM, Thursday, March 17. All who are interested are invited.

Participating in the signing is Tom Blackbird, the District Recreation Officer for this region. Blackbird’s office is in Chilliwack, and Bowen Island is on the westernmost verge of his district. Also, from the Province’s Sea-To-Sky office in Squamish is Tennessee Trent, Manager - Trails, Recreation Sites and Trails, for all of the Province of British Columbia.

Blackbird and Trent have asked to see some of the trails during this visit. Interested hikers are welcome to join the group on the mountain. The initial arrangements are still tentative, but the plan is that Blackbird and Trent will arrive from the mainland on a late morning ferry sailing. Sometime later a group will hike up the mountain starting at the Kiosk at the upper end of Laura Road. Probably the destination will be the North Summit.

Those wishing to participate in the hike should watch https://twitter.com/bowenrotary for updates, including up-to-the-minutes tweets on March 17. Note: this is not an escorted mountain hike. Anyone who joins the group must be an experienced hiker who is completely responsible for her/his own route-finding, gear (including appropriate clothing, food and water), and personal safety.

The Trails Agreement expects that the community will provide routine observation and maintenance of the trails. In return, the polygon of crown lands that include the trails will becomes designated a Recreation Site under Section 56 of the Forest and Range Act.

In 2014 the Undercurrent published a well-researched article on the Rotary Trails Project that described the conditions of the trails and the reasons and advantages for this community taking control of the recreational use of the mountain. http://www.bowenislandundercurrent.com/news/bowen-rotary-maps-mount-gardner-1.915730

While the Municipality of Bowen Island is not in a position to be responsible for those trails, the trailheads, parking areas and kiosks are on municipal land. BIM Council recognized the economic benefits that result from visitors who travel to Bowen Island to hike, and the value of this resource for its citizens. Council has agreed that the municipality will continue to provide appropriate access.

The event at Collins Hall on March 17 will begin at 6:30 PM with a welcome to all visitors. There will be a short explanation of the agreement by some of the signing parties. This will be followed by the official signing. The remainder of the evening will be a potluck dinner. Visitors are most welcome!

Those interested participating in the hike, the signing, or the dinner should call Robert Ballantyne before noon on Wednesday, March 16, at 604.947.0815.

Robert Ballantyne 604 947 0815 Rotary PR Director
Denis Lynn 604 947 9806 Rotary Past President

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Summer Scrambles Camp

July 24th - 31st, 2016 - Waterton Scrambles Camp

We are planning a car camp at the Waterton Townsite Campground in the southern Canadian Rockies about 13 hours drive (1206 km) from Vancouver.  This will be the base for scrambles (C hikes) in Waterton National Park.  The maximum group size is 10.  You must be a current NSH member in order to signup.

If you are interested, please contact: Bill Myrtle myrtle_bill@yahoo.ca  604-253-6447

CHRISTMAS POTLUCK PARTY, Thurs. Dec. 10, 2015

      NORTH SHORE HIKERS CHRISTMAS POTLUCK PARTY

Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015 .

Sunrise Community Hall, 1950 Windermere St., Vancouver.

Mark your calendars and be sure to attend our Annual NSH Xmas Event! Bring your favorite dish, salad, or dessert.

Turkey with the trimmings and ham will be served.  Bring your own beverage and a non-alcoholic punch will be provided.

 Following dinner, Bill Myrtle will thrill us with "C Hike Scrambles--2015 Summer Camp in Banff"

155 Group atop Mt. Cory south summit

Doors open at 6:00 p.m.  Dinner at 6:30 p.m. promptly.

Slideshow at 8:00 p.m.

Surprise Door Prize!

Cash donations to the Food Bank welcome.

Looking forward to seeing you!

Beth Kitts,
Membership Secretary NSH 

Banff Mountain Film Fest World Tour

Hello Fellow Outdoor Enthusiasts,

It's that time of year again. Time to ignite your passion for adventure, action, and travel! The BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL WORLD TOUR will exhilarate you with amazing big-screen stories. The 2015/16 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour brings films from the 40th annual Banff Mountain Film Festival to about 400 communities in 40 countries around the world. Journey to exotic locations, paddle the wildest waters, and climb the highest peaks. Be taken away to the most captivating places on earth.

This year the Alpine Club of Canada - Vancouver Section will once again be hosting TWO EVENINGS of the Banff Mountain Film Fest World Tour in the Vancouver Area. As a fellow outdoor enthusiast and outdoor club member, the ACC thought we would share the following event information with you. There are two different playbills A & B – you can go both nights to see them all! Please pass this information onto your fellow outdoor club members, as well as anyone else who may enjoy the shows. Please feel free to share the film fest information and attached poster on your Outdoor Club's event page, newsletters, calendars, email lists, bulletin boards, etc.

The Banff Mountain Film Fest World Tour will take place on the following dates:

  • Friday, DEC. 4 at the Centennial Theatre (2300 Lonsdale Ave, North
    Vancouver) Program A; Doors at 6:30pm, Show at 7:30pm
  • Saturday, DEC. 5 at the Centre Theatre (777 Homer St., Vancouver)
    Program B; Doors at 6:00pm, Show at 7:30pm

All shows will start at 7:30pm and tickets are $20. Tickets can be purchased online at http://accvancouver.ca/bmff-world-tour. Please note that the shows have sold out in the past years, so get your tickets early!

For more information please visit: http://accvancouver.ca/bmff-world-tour

If you have any questions or would like further information, please don't hesitate to contact the World Tour Team by email at bmffworldtour@accvancouver.ca

Thank you very much for your time and we hope to see you at the show!

Be moved. Be Inspired!

Amber McMinn
ACC - Vancouver Section
Banff Mtn. Film Fest World Tour Team

Pinecone Burke Provincial Park 20th Anniversary

This June there will be two events that you may want to join to celebrate the anniversary of the Pinecone Burke Park:

 

June 7 – the Burke Mountain Naturalists will lead a moderate hike in the celebrated park.

For details and to register follow the link http://bmn.bc.ca/events/1847/bmn-hike-woodland-walk.

 

June 12 – the FMCBC will be hosting a presentation about this park by Justin Brown at UBC, Buchanan’s Building.

For details follow the link http://mountainclubs.org/get-to-know-pinecone-burke-provincial-park/

May 14: Slideshow and Social

Sunrise Community Centre, 1950 Windermere St, near Rupert St and 5th Ave.
Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Please bring your own mug.

Presenters: Mariken Van Nimwegen: Biking and Barging in Holland
                    Lesley Bohm: Baja Kayak and Copper Canyonmex3amex13a

Look forward to seeing you. Remember that we are giving away donated topographic maps too!