Friday, September 20, 2013

Fall Ski Mountaineering Camp 2013

Glaciers, Lake and Mountains feeding the run!

Usually the Fall Ski Mountaineering Camps are a good reason to get together, catch up, share some stories, laughs and share winter plans. This year was all of that and even more. Thx to Stano Faban and Eric Carter, the boys added Training back in "Training Camp". 

The camp started with a nice tempo walk/run to the 3 Chiefs in Squamish. It was a great way to catch up with familiar face and meet new ones and also get the blood nicely flowing. We were blessed with really nice and warm weather so the Chief adventure was followed by a nice dip @ Alice Lake Provincial Park. From there, 6 of us headed to Callaghan Valley Access Road to do a hot session of Roller Skiing. The blistering sun of september made us want to do an other mandatory stop to Brohm Lake on our way back to Squamish just to cool down and also get the legs ready for the next day's adventures! To finish the day nicely, Stano did an inspiring presentation of his recent trip to Kyrgyzstan and China.

On the saturday, we drove into the fog to Cypress Access Road for a short Time trial on roller skis up to Cypress. From there, we had a quick lunch and then we ran/Hiked to the top of West Lion to go back down to Lions Bay. While getting higher, we found ourselves above the fog layer and surrounded of a sea of clouds. It was quite unique and beautiful. Post Run, we gathered again to attend a very interesting presentation about Fuel for Endurance Athletes from professional coach Bjorn Ossenbrink at the Escape Route in Squamish. 
Road from Cypress, Ridge Running

Summit of West Lion with Birthday Boy and Nick

On sunday, we started the day with a great wake-up workout at Challenge By Choice. J-F made us sweat and move with a Cross-Fit type workout. Having our legs all warmed up, we headed to Rundle Creek and ran/hiked towards Black Tusk. Unfortunately, a thunder storm rolled in forcing us to do a smaller loop then anticipated. It was still great to run in the alpine and enjoy the view of glaciers and peaks of the Coast! 
Angry sky direction Black tusk

A big thank you to Eric and Stano for putting this all together! 
Thank you to supporting sponsors and to Escape Route for hosting the 2 presentations. 
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Part of the gang!

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