PHD, Pemberton, BC. Aug 2003.

This has been a favorite ride this year. A trail built by a Whistler local who choose some very flowing lines connecting some pretty thexy rock faces.

After the climb up the fireroad.

That freeriders tend to walk...

The fun begins!

As any PHD Student knows, such tasks require some studying

Sometimes in groups.

or in lonely contemplation

before you take the plunge!





Enjoy the pain!


Each student picks a path- conservative

and not.

The least valuable thing needed for a PHD is your head.

for some people.

We move on to the Comprehensive Rock Face Exams.



Before the straight shot into hell


Then comes the grind


Then finally the Defense! If you make it you pass.


After which you can drink beer in peace.