How are you spending your weekends? Staff member Thomas @toumasi87 made a fun Fall ascent of Mount Albert Edward this past weekend. There are still alot of fun adventures to be had with the right gear for the season. Stop by our @uptownvictoria location to get kitted out for whatever weather you encounter. #thenorthfacevictoria#ecooutdoorsports 📸 @evanbeatty
Day 2 attempt to summit Mt. Albert Edward unfortunately didn't work out according to plan. The last 3km to the tip were gusting over 40km/h, and I made the call to stop at the ridge. Still, the hike was a fun challenge, with gorgeous sparkling Alpine ponds and tarns. Fresh snow from the night before made it even better. . . . #strathconaprovincialpark#explorebc
I rearranged my studio hours this week to squeeze in one last mountain trip before the snow flies! Crisp, bright and glorious, it was exactly what I needed. And I got to share it with my son and a friend with her son. 💗 So grateful for the mountain day and ready to hunker down in my studio tomorrow! #mountalbertedward#kidsgotgrit
Had a great little one nighter in Strathcona PP 👍 on Vancouver Island. Planned to do the walk up Mt. Albert Edward, the islands sixth highest peak ⛰ at 6866ft. Hiked in to Circlet Lake ⛺️ on Saturday and climbed up and out on Sunday. 32km’s in & out with just over >3000ft of elevation. Stunning hike 🇨🇦
Reaching for new heights is demanding. Growth of any kind is in fact usually very demanding. The reward often times lays only in the eye of the beholder, but from time to time growth turns into a sigh to behold by all. The trek up to Mount Albert Edward’s summit from circlet lake offers a solid 1200m ascent over a 5km hike challenge with some exceptionally rewarding views of the Strathcona Park located at the heart of Vancouver Island, BC, Canada. #canada#nature
I have not been posting for a long time. I was away canoeing the Bowron Lake chain. I am working on a large piece right now in preparation to take a few paintings across the border to a gallery. I will post photos as soon as I have something to show from both my trip and current paintings. Standby...
I am soooooo sunburnt after this hike but I learned something on that summit. As we grow and age we do change. Perhaps some foundational values dont change as easily, and our past is still the same, but we are constantly growing as individuals. I believed that I hated mountain hikes because I hated the climb. The burn and the struggle to "summit" didn't appeal to me as it seemed to appeal to others. I preferred coastal hikes. Sure there was a little elevation but nothing final like a summit. When you reach the top of this, there's nothing further ...