This past winter …

The winter was another good one! LOTS and lots of snow, both around Kelowna (Big White ski area, Nordic xc ski area) and in the Rockies (two trips to Wheeler Hut, one to Asulkan Hut). I do not miss the resort/downhill skiing at all, skinning uphill and earning the powder turns is just too much…

Finally Africa …

It has been way too long in the making, and now that I am here I can’t imagine not having Africa in my life in one way or another. Half way through my time in Malawi, I am trying to figure out how to come back. There will be more posts with stories and pictures…

Summer 2017

I can’t believe we are already “looking back” at the summer. Two amazing hikes, a long RV trip, some racing and it’s almost over. Wow … And anybody who doesn’t believe in climate change hasn’t seen the changes in the Okanagan Valley or Washington State. We now have temperatures above 30C from the end of…

Books I enjoyed …

Because I just put this list together for a friend, I thought I post it here. Below are a few books I have enjoyed reading in the last few years, with 4 of my all-time favorites on top! I tend to focus more on non-fiction but understand that my topics might not be other people’s…

And … it’s gone …

The snow is gone and has made room for dry roads, sunny afternoons and road cycling weather! I feel like I maximized the time in the white fluff, with lots of skate ski outings, backcountry ski training mornings (Big White) and the big trips to Sol Mountain in December and on the Wapta Icefield in…

White World

Wow, it has been a very white and cold winter so far! I’m not complaining … I know I’m in the minority here in Kelowna where most people complain about snow, go south for the winter or otherwise “hang on” until the spring comes. I, on the other hand, love snow. I get excited about…

Finally the snow is back …

It just doesn’t get much better than being at 2000m, in the sunshine, with lots of powder in all directions. As much as I love skate skiing for the workout and the social aspect, backcountry skiing is pretty special and always puts a smile on my face. No crowds, no noise, just peaceful white. On…

A fleeting visit …

At the risk of sounding like an old person 😉 … but where has the summer gone?! It really only just started, with my June hike, the first motorhome trip, time in Winthrop, hiking Cathedral Pass and then the big trip to the Yukon. Catching up with family at my new nephew’s baptism in Germany,…