Christmas Potluck Party


Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016 .

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. A non-alcoholic punch will be provided.

 Following dinner, Mariken Van Nimwegen will present a slideshow "Crossing the Sinai Desert with the Bedouin”

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

Slideshow at 8:00 p.m.

Cash donations to the Food Bank welcome.

Looking forward to seeing you!

Beth Kitts,
Membership Secretary NSH 

MEC 10% Discount Night, Thursday Nov 17th

mec_logo_newNSH members can receive a 10% discount on regularly priced items between 7 and 9 p.m., Thursday Nov 17th, at MEC Vancouver. Participants must be a current member of NSH.

Now's the time to join if you haven't done so. (If you want to join or renew and wish to pay by cheque, sign up now via the website and bring your cheque to the event instead of mailing it.)

You must email Beth,, if you will participate.  Read on for details. Continue reading MEC 10% Discount Night, Thursday Nov 17th

2016 AGM and Slideshow, 3 Nov.

Our 2016 AGM will be held on Thursday, Nov 3, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. at the Sunrise Community Centre. Doors will open at 7:00.

There will be a slideshow, Walking the Kerry Way, by Yvonne Price after the official meeting.

Refreshments will be served. Bring your mug.

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

  • vice-president
  • cycling planner
  • mid-week activities coordinator
  • trail clearing coordinator

Elections will be held for the following positions.

  • vice-president
  • treasurer
  • membership secretary

Please read the 2015 AGM minutes to review last year's business. These minutes can also be found, after you have logged on to our site, in the "About" tab, under "Club Documents". Scroll down passed the documents to find the 2015 AGM Minutes.

Concerning the slide show, Kerry way is one of Ireland's longest signposted walking trails and one of the most popular.

Hope to see you there.

The NSH exec team


Slideshow and Gear Swap: Sept. 29

Sunrise Community Hall, 1950 Windermere St., Vancouver

Doors open 7:00 p.m., slide show 7:30 p.m., Gear Swap throughout.

Refreshments will be served. Bring your mug!


First up: Jim Poirier’s “Bluewater Dreams”. You’ll learn about the experiences and challenges Jim faced in making an old sailboat seaworthy and then sailing the Pacific: from Vancouver to the Galapagos Islands then Easter Island and then other Pacific Islands and back to Vancouver. This was his dream, and he hopes to inspire us to make our dreams come true, too.

Followed by: Anne Leathem’s “Mushrooming in Bolivia”. You’ll hear about her trip by air, van, river boat and canoe from La Paz to the Bolivian Amazon Basin and her experience of staying in native-run camps with native guides.

Gear Swap: It’s fall cleaning time! Sort through your closet for gear you no longer want/need and bring it along with you! Make sure all items have your name and asking price on them.

Future Dates to Note

Nov 3: Annual General Meeting and slideshow. Hear what the Executive committee has been doing on your behalf. Remember we’re always looking for volunteers to fill vacant positions.

Dec 15: NSH Annual Christmas Potluck and Slideshow: great food, great singing and good fun! (More info to come)



Another great Summer camp: Waterton 2016

This is the second time that our club has Waterton as a summer camp destination. First time was in 2009.

We had 7 glorious days of hiking covering all the great hikes in the park (Crypt Lake, Akamina Ridge, Lineham Ridge, Carthew/Alderson and Bertha Lake). One day we crossed the US border to Glacier National Park and did the Grinnell Glacier. We saw an unbelievable number of animals in the wild. Some of us have already posted pictures on this website. Please go to the Trip Reports forum to check them out. Seeing is believing!

Stay alert for the announcement of the 2017 summer camp. Three hikers have volunteered to organize it. Very likely we will return to the Rockies. Rocky Mountains here we come!

Christina Jacob

May-July Schedule as of 4-29-2016

Our new activities schedule is now available!

For the most current schedule, go to the schedule list on this web site.

After you have logged in as a member, you may click on the following link to obtain a .pdf version of the schedule as of April 29, 2016.


You need to check on website schedule often as new/changes on hike(s) will be added.

Don't miss a hike - Subscribe to the FORUM(s)

Happy Hiking!!

2016 Summer Camp

This year's summer camp will take place in Waterton National Park from July 26 to August 2. If you are interested in participating in the 6 days of wonderful B and B/C hikes, please contact Diane Whiteley no later than April 15. (Diane's contact information is visible only to members who have logged in to this site.)

Please note that the camp format this year has changed from what you have been used to before. Arrangements for accommodation are up to the registered participants. There is no limit to the number of participants and you have the flexibility to attend as many hiking days as you wish.

Suggested arrival day is Tuesday, July 26 and leave day is Tuesday August 2. The organizers, Diane Whiteley, Cristina Jacob, Donna Nyberg, and Ye Chu, will put together the hiking schedule for the camp and will sent it to all registered parties no later than July 1.

There are several camping grounds in the area. The town site campground has availability only during weekdays. You can make reservations on line. Two other camps outside the park but only a few kilometres away, will open their reservations May 1. Crooked Creek and Waterton Springs offer campsite for $22-25 per day per camp site for two people and have full amenities including wifi and hot showers. You can find out more details by visiting their websites, emailing or calling: tel 403-6531100 and - tel 403-8592247.

By registering your attendance with Diane you will get further communication on the camp. Happy hiking!

For a list of planned hikes, click HERE.

We will be offering a hike in Glacier National Park, Montana and valid passports will be required.

Diane Whiteley, Cristina Jacob, Donna Nyberg, and Ye Chu.

April 14, Slideshow and Social

SUNRISE COMMUNITY CENTRE, 1950 Windermere St., Vancouver.

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

  1. Cycling the Elbe: a 1000 kilometre ride from Prague to the North Sea.
    By Yvonne Price
  2. Cypress Provincial Park
    A short slideshow and plea for hikers to help with trail work in Cypress Provincial Park a couple of times this year- ongoing bog bridge building.
    By Anne Leathem
  3. Canadian flag flying high in the Carpathian Alps of Romania
    By Cristina Jacob and Patricia Morris

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 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