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Roadside Wall Rock Guide Updates

by Vince Hempsall, October 31, 2014

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Roadside Wall: This is the fourth in a regular series showcasing the new rock climbing routes in the West Kootenay Region of south-central British Columbia. For written descriptions of these and other routes, download the 2014 West Kootenay Rock Guide updates.  

Surfing in the Arctic

by Vince Hempsall, October 29, 2014

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I just finished a blog post for GuideAdvisor about photographer Chris Burkard and his trip to the arctic circle with filmmaker Chadd Konig and professional surfers Patrick Millin and Brett Barley. The fact they all braved freezing temperatures to go surfing in the arctic is pretty amazing and I had to share the video here as […]

5-Minute Yoga Routine for Rock Climbers

by Vince Hempsall, October 25, 2014

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A few years ago I sat down with Nelson, BC, yoga instructor Trish Wilson and asked her what type of poses I should do as a rock climber. She came up with an entire routine for me and it was so good I asked her if we could film it so others could learn from […]

Gotham City Rock Guide Updates

by Vince Hempsall, October 18, 2014

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Gotham City: This is the third in a regular series showcasing the new rock climbing routes in the West Kootenay Region of south-central British Columbia. For written descriptions of these and other routes, download the 2014 West Kootenay Rock Guide updates.    

Squatter’s Bluff Rock Guide Updates

by Vince Hempsall, October 17, 2014

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This is the second in a regular series showcasing the new rock climbing routes in the West Kootenay Region of south-central British Columbia. For written descriptions of these and other routes, download the 2014 West Kootenay Rock Guide updates.    

New Route in the Valhallas is one of the Hardest

by Vince Hempsall, October 10, 2014

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For the past three years David Lussier of Summit Mountain Guides and I have projected a new route on the little south face of Gimli Peak in the Valhalla Mountains. It’s a line that’s noticeable from afar and we thought the corner crack on the upper headwall was going to be incredible. And it is. But it’s […]

How To Keep Healthy and Active as the Cold Weather Approaches

by Vince Hempsall, October 7, 2014

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I just finished a post for Mountain Trek about how to stay active and healthy now that the days are getting shorter and the temperature is dropping. The first tip in the blog definitely struck a chord with me because I gave up coffee for this month. I’m not a huge coffee drinker (I might […]

Danny Macaskill’s Done It Again

by Vince Hempsall, October 4, 2014

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Freestyle and freeride mountain bike sensation Danny Macaskill’s latest video showcases the Isle of Skye and it’s sick: the epic landscape shots and amazing tricks along precarious ridge lines make it one of the best mountain bike shorts ever.  However, one of the best parts of the film is towards the end where we see […]

Whirlwind Wall Rock Guide Updates

by Vince Hempsall, October 2, 2014

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This is the first in a regular series showcasing the new rock climbing routes in the West Kootenay Region of south-central British Columbia. For written descriptions of these and other routes, download the 2014 West Kootenay Rock Guide updates.