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Selwyn Traverse

I just finished a wonderful 5-day backpacking traverse of the Selwyn Range, east of Valemount and south of Mt Robson, in the Canadian Rockies. A largely undiscovered bit of backcountry paradise.

We experienced all kinds of weather, including a few days of snow or rain, depending on our elevation. The scenery was amazing, a truly world-class, off-trail adventure. Thank to Peter for the invite, and for Art and his Valemount friends for sharing the secrets of their backyard paradise.

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Missing Summer in the Mountains

This is my 2nd full summer not running the General Mountaineering Camp for the Alpine Club of Canada, or my own Boutique Mountaineering Camp. That’s nearly 40 full summers of actually “living” in the mountains. I really miss actually setting up home in British Columbia’s amazing backcountry. Weekend trips and climbs are really fun and rewarding, but they are just not the same as setting up shop. I have been very fortunate to have spent so much time in the Rockies, Selkirks and Purcells, with so many very cool people.

Take good care, Brad