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An Ode to the Glacier Walk

Wednesday, 25th July 2018  /  By Vince Shuley
Glacier walk

Hiking through the mountains of British Columbia, sooner or later you'll need to cross a glacier. These ancient remnants of our last ice age elicit both awe and curiosity and come in every possible shape, size and thickness. They may require specialized equipment to traverse or climb them. But for the non-polar explorers, the so called "glacier walk" lets people experience the sensation of travelling over ice and snow in without committing to an arduous mountaineering trip.Click here for our guided hiking tours, if your looking for a traditional wilderness hiking experience.[caption id="attachment_3139" align="alignnone" width="710"] At 77km long, the Fedchenko Glacie...

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Glissading: A Different Kind of Snow Sliding

Friday, 26th May 2017  /  By Vince Shuley

With the recent spike of warm weather on the Coast it's the perfect condition to cool off by walking on an ancient glacier. And just in time, our Whistler Mountaintop Tours are now open for the 2017 summer! We've waxed poetic about the Glacier Walk experience before, but after the high alpine snow levels in the early summer 2016 we noticed a particular offshoot activity gaining popularity on our Whistler Mountaintop via ferrata and glacier tours: glissading.[caption id="attachment_4124" align="aligncenter" width="550"] Roped up and ready for ascent.[/caption]According to the the knowledge bank Wikipedia, glissading is described as " the act of descending a steep snow ...

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Early Summer Condition Report! Via Ferrata’s & Glacier Discovery Tours

Friday, 3rd July 2015  /  By Dan O'Keefe
Summer Condition Report 2015

It has been a really exciting start to summer 2015, here at Mountain Skills Academy & Adventures HQ. With our new branding, website and also our new Via Ferrata in Squamish - things are shaping up to be very busy this season!For those visiting (or even for those of us who are lucky enough to live here!) the Squamish and Whistler area this summer, we have plenty of unique adventures and experiences for all ages and abilities!We caught up with some of our Mountain Top Guides, to get the 'hot off the press' updates in our early Summer Condition Report 2015.The Whistler Glacier is in perfect condition for ascending and glissading with a nice approach, on o...