I can always count on two things when I guide Blackcomb Buttress; happy guests and me saying, "Man I love my job”! It brings me back to my Cham’ days where I guided for many summers. Why is it a Chamonix like experience? It’s all about ease of access, quality granite and quality climbing. First off you kill an otherwise grueling approach and knee wrecker de-proach by taking the Whistler Blackcomb lifts and alpine shuttle bus, something I never take for granted! Next comes a beautiful approach through rolling alpine meadows. The pristine ever clear emerald waters of the little tarn reflect Blackcomb Peak, looming above. A curious Hoary Marmot stands up on it’s rock and whistles the town’s namesake.
VIA FERRATA LAUNCHES INTO SEA TO SKY JUNE 19 Easy and accessible climbing experience to open just steps from the Sea to Sky Gondola SQUAMISH, BC June 10, 2015 – The latest way to experience climbing in the Sea to Sky Corridor has arrived. On June 19, 2015, Squamish-based adventure company Sea to Sky Guides will begin running its most accessible climbing experience yet – the Squamish Via Ferrata Tour. This one and a half hour tour will operate in conjunction with the Sea to Sky Gondola, allowing guests an express lift to the Summit Lodge at 885m overlooking picturesque Howe Sound with views to the alpine peak of Sky Pilot.