Monthly Archives: November 2010

  • Great blog post on how snowshoeing can be more dangerous than just walking. Many times people wear snowshoes when some fresh snow has fallen over an icy layer. The snowshoe prevents the crampon from gripping the ice, and voila – you have a ski instead of a crampon. http://blog.oplopanax.ca/2010/10/how-to-kill-yourself-snowshoeing.html

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  • Even though its early in the season – you need to be aware of avalanche conditions on the North Shore. If you are recreating on the North Shore, plan to go outside of marked trails, or head into the back country – you need to be aware of the avalanche conditions and be prepared and […]

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  • The Grouse Grind will be closing for the winter. Tonight is the last night it will be open. Reminder that it is winter in the mountains, and its getting dark very early. Make sure you are prepared for winter conditions and bring a flashlight with extra batteries.

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  • The Georgia Straight printed an article featuring North Shore Rescue today – When Trouble Call North Shore Rescue Answers – Gail Johnson When John Blown got called to an emergency one January afternoon three years ago, the North Shore Rescue member didn’t get home for another two-and-a-half days. Blown was part of a massive rescue […]

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  • Peter Murray owner (and head pilot) of Talon Helicopters won a Department of National Defence award for his work as a search and rescue pilot this past week. Peter and Talon assist search teams around the lower mainland locating lost and injured hikers, skiers, snowboarders etc. Peter also donates chopper time to assist with training […]

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