A new guide book, "Destination Hikes" by Stephen Hui has recently been published and Greystone Books generously donated six copies to the club to be given to members. We are planning to have a draw and announce the winners here soon (Update May 28: Results are announced in the General Forum and winners are notified by email)
Here is the news from the publisher:
Stephen Hui's new book Destination Hikes In and Around Southwestern British Columbia
Stephen is a go-to expert for hiking advice and the bestselling author of 105 Hikes. Destination Hikes is a guide to 55 hikes near Vancouver, each with an exciting destination—including breathtaking views, swimming holes, and even a 600-year-old tree. In addition to recommendations for 55 hikes across the Lower Mainland, the book advocates specifically for conservation and maintenance programs in our parks.
VIMMF is running an online show between Wed, May 5 at noon PDT – Wed, May 19 at midnight, named Adventuring in a Changing World. Here is an excerpt:
Join us virtually to enjoy four unique films, including two North American premieres, that celebrate the spirit of adventure while raising questions about inclusivity & environmentalism. Plus we’ll be hosting an engaging live interactive virtual workshop with Canadian explorer, Kevin Vallely, where he’ll share captivating stories from his expeditions & you’ll gain valuable tools to help you plan your next personal adventure.
Ticket sales end at midnight on Wednesday May 12.
NSH club members will receive a discount code by email.
We have arranged with Canada West Mountain School, Inc. to offer a Wilderness First Aid Course exclusively for our members on the weekend of June 12th and 13th. Members who complete the course and lead two club trips in 2021 will receive a 50% subsidy for the amount they have paid for the course.
Continue reading Subsidized Wilderness First Aid Course
In February, North Shore Hikers lost a longtime member, Irene Miller, after a short illness at the age of 88. Irene was best known as our A hike coordinator leading hikes until 3 years ago! She held this position for many years and seemed to have a knack of getting members to volunteer to lead hikes. Irene’s knowledge of the north shore mountains was exemplary. For many of us, it helped us understand the maze of trails in the region. Her good sense of direction made it look easy to return to the trail head without getting lost. As a member for over 30 years, she holds the record for leading the most hikes for the club.
She was a very private person. We never knew exactly how old she was even refusing to disclose it to the medics when she needed first aid having injured herself on a hike. Many of us also didn’t realize that she was well known in other outdoor clubs, volunteering on their executives as well!
Irene will be remembered for her dedication, reliability, and conscientiousness during the years she devoted to providing and organizing hikes.
Her husband predeceased her 3 years ago and she leaves behind a son and daughter. The NSH have lost a member who will be thought of with great fondness for years to come.
By Beth Kitts
A free online presentation about backcountry safety by Avalanche Canada.
Thu, Jan 21, 2021 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM PST
Be Avy Savvy -- What SAR wants you to know
Join AJ Maheu, volunteer with the N. Shore Search and Rescue and Lisa Paulson, Visitor Safety Specialist with Banff, Yoho and Kootney National Parks speak about the rescues they perform each winter. They will share tips on what every backcountry recreationist should do for trip planning, as well as the gear and training necessary to safely access the backcountry. Learn from others so you do not become a rescue statistic.
Good news from the FMCBC November 2020 newsletter: BC Parks has finally agreed to plow/clear the Rubble Creek access Road, including the Parking lot. This is the first time in 30 plus years that this has ever been done. Thanks to FMCBC and other local outdoor groups for making this happen. The road should be open now, as it says Dec to March.
Read the full story in FMCBC newsletter online.
By Carol Kautz, President.
Did you know that NSH is founded in 1958? Below is an excerpt from the club bulletin published on November 1961:
“The founding meeting, on November 28, 1958, was called by Mr. Harcourt Roy, at that time Executive Director of the Central Fitness Council in North Vancouver. Apparently a few people had expressed interest in hiking, so Mr. Roy, (always one to try to get things done), set the wheels in motion. An executive was quickly elected and it wasn't long before the first hike was held - - the West Trail of Seymour Mtn. on December 14th. Since that time we have lost some very enthusiastic members, mostly because they have moved away, but we have gained new members to fill these gaps and are making headway steadily. Hikers who were present at the founding of the club and who are still members, Lehn, Ulla & Victor Jorgensen, Harold ("Hank") & Sylvia Stirland, Stewart Boyes and Alfred Temmel. Unfortunately we don't see much of Stewart since he moved to Cloverdale and Alfred's work seems to keep him fully occupied. We feel the club is much appreciated by those who like to hike but who do not wish to take part in real mountaineering. It is certainly pleasant to see some of the surrounding country along with others who enjoy the out-of-doors.”
For the complete bulletin and more, follow this link: Bulletins from the 60s