KHC weekly update – July 31, 2016

— FEATURE PHOTO —

Feature photo by‎ David Langevin on the Flatiron Mt hike with KHC.


— UPCOMING EVENTS —

Here are the events coming up in the next week:

Alpaca Peak Δ * (D. Smith) – Wed, Aug. 3
Skoki Valley Loop Backpack (Katherine Roberts) – Thu, Aug. 4 – Sun, Aug. 7
Burgess Shale Hiking Weekend (Michelle Dressler ) – Fri, Aug. 5 – Mon, Aug. 8
Glacier National Park/Roger’s Pass/Illecillewaet B.C. (Ed and Lois Hunter) – Sun, Aug. 7 – Thu, Aug. 11


— RECENTLY ADDED EVENTS —

Here are the latest events added by our leaders:

Trophy Mountain Backpack (Paulette Gendron) – Sat, Sep. 10 – Sun, Sep. 11

Be sure to check the website regularly for newly added events. They upcoming four are featured on the home page and the rest can be found by clicking the link to New Events.  Also, be sure to check for last minute cancellations if the event your are interested in is fully booked.


— NEWS ITEMS —

New Sun Peaks discounts for KHC members

KHC members now get a 20% discount on our daily hiking tickets.  Remember to bring your KHC membership card to get the discount.  This discount is limited to members lift tickets only.

Time to show what a lack of funding has done to our parks

The FMCBC is encouraging members to share photos of what a lack of funding in parks looks like. If you have photos that show damage in the parks, you can email or use Twitter to share.  Click here to read more.


— ARTICLE SPOTLIGHT —

Scrambilng safely: Q&A with a public safety specialist

Not quite hiking, not quite climbing: scrambling, as we call it, is a phenomenal way to reach summits and gain those lofty views. But while scaling certain peaks may not require ropes and harnesses, scrambling takes you into inherently dangerous terrain where a mistake could have enormous consequences. Crowfoot Media’s Editor-in-Chief checks in with Paddy Jerome (Public Safety Specialist with Alberta Environment and Parks – Kananaskis Region) for his best scrambling safety advice.   Click here to read more.


— CONTACT —

If you have any news you would like to share with the club or have any suggestions of what you would like to get out of the news articles, please email anthony.stahn@gmail.com.

Anthony Stahn

As a flatlander from Manitoba I have always been captivated by the mountains of the west. Moving to Kamloops has provided me with the perfect base camp to explore those very peaks that pulled our family west. My typical hiking style can be summed up with "Nothing ventured, nothing gained". Bushwhacking has become an acceptable form of travel for me as it seems that a lot of the great spots are off trail. Hikes done by myself and Marty tend to fall into this category so don't be surprised if this happens on a Marant hike. You can find more information at http://marantrambles.ca. Happy Hiking!