Surly Ogre – A Quiver of One

Surly Ogre – A Quiver of One

Fairly shortly after our trip to the Chilcotin’s in the fall of 2014 I was offered a 22” Surly Ogre at an amazing price by the good folks at the best bike shop in Vancouver, Mighty Riders. After some deliberation I went for it and so for the past months I have been gradually breaking … Continue reading

Cordillera Raura Alpine Traverse

Cordillera Raura Alpine Traverse

This post is an overdue account from Skyler’s trip to Peru in August 2014. We hadn’t had much luck with our mountaineering objectives in Peru’s Cordillera Blanca this season. On Pukaraju, our nice line of climbable snice (snow-ice) had turned to powder on slab a mere 30 meters below the ridge. On Artesonraju, Artem Bylinskii and I … Continue reading

Chapeau! Headgear for Two-Wheeled Adventures

Chapeau! Headgear for Two-Wheeled Adventures

Cycling caps have always held a certain fascination to me. Close-fitting and cut to fit well under a helmet their small brims provide just enough shade when riding to mean the difference between visibility and blinding glare. For our recent Chilcotin’s trip we were lucky enough to be provided with a couple of winter caps … Continue reading

Parón Valley, After Dark

Parón Valley, After Dark

My mood was a little dark on this last foray into the mountains above Laguna Parón. Conditions in Peru’s Cordillera Blanca this year are much worse than when I visited three years ago. In the past week a Canadian and an American, in two separate events, were struck by avalanches and died on Piramide de … Continue reading