Author Archives John Blown

  • Outdoor Project and Deep Cove Brewery, in support of North Shore Rescue, are excited to present RescueFest Block Party!! When:  Saturday, June 24, 2pm-10pm Where: Deep Cove Brewery – 2270 Dollarton Highway, North Vancouver – vendors, beer garden etc. will be outside and under tents. What: RescueFest Block Party will fill your day with outdoor adventure […]

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  • NSR and WVPD are asking for the public’s help. Roy Lee and Chun Lam went snowshoeing on Christmas Day near Cypress Bowl and have not been seen since.  An extensive search of the area provided no additional clues as to their whereabouts. As the snow melts this spring we are asking that the public keep […]

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  • We often get people commenting – “Oh rescuing another #$^&* out of bounds?”  Only 3% of our calls are actually “out-of-bounds” skiers or snowboarders, the rest are using the backcountry responsibly, but just make a mistake or get injured. So what’s the difference?   Out-of-Bounds No trip planning – planned to ski at the ski hill […]

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  • Imagine an antelope in the Serengeti heading to the watering hole to get some water. At first this antelope is fairly cautious as it knows, there could be dangerous animals around. However, after visiting a few times the antelope has no issues and thinks that this is a safe spot to drink water. Unfortunately we […]

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  • On the afternoon of Sunday Dec 11, NSR was activated to search for two skiers who had gone out of bounds and became lost. Cypress Ski Patrol was able to locate their tracks going into Tony Baker Gully. The skiers initially indicated they were on Black Mountain, on the other side of Cypress Bowl. NSR […]

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