In March, my Summit 2 group went to Duffey Lake near Pemberton to camp and learn winter camping techniques. I learnt a lot about winter camping and how to keep warm, had fun building snowcaves and the winter kitchen, and helping film an episode of Bear Grylls.
A while ago (April 4), the BC Artificial Reef Society sank a ship in the waters of Gambier Island (in Howe Sound). Dad’s friend Ken owns a boat, and invited Dad, me, and and Ken’s friend Matt (along with Tundra the dog) to see the ship sinking then climb Burt’s Peak, an obscure mountain on Gambier […]
I am enrolled in the Summit 2 elective, which ventures into the wilderness on three expeditions throughout the year. Just before spring break, we embarked on our second expedition: snowcaving. Annoyingly warm winter temperatures led to Mrs Mctavish and Mr McKillop changing the location of the expedition from the local mountains to Duffey Lake, 188 kilometres […]
Remember Garibaldi Lake from September? Normally, in the winter, it freezes over and the ice is buried under several feet of snow. However, due to the stupid warm winter we had, the several feet of snow failed to materialize and Garibaldi Lake is, effectively, a massive ice rink. On Sunday (Feb 22), my dad and […]
Pretty soon, the Advanced group of grade 8 campers will be slogging 8 kilometers up a steep trail. The destination: Garibaldi Lake. My Goals: 1. Make lunch that won’t give someone food poisoning. 2. Try hard. 3. Not get eaten by a bear. 4. Have Fun! Will we survive? Will I meet my goals? Subscribe […]