|words and photos by Sharon Bader and Lee Lau unless otherwise noted.
Every year just to mix it up Lee and I go for a hike. This year the wedding of our friend Emma and Thomas in Whistler brought Gary and his partner up from Salt Lake City. This is Rob’s first real visit to Canada so we had to show him some of beautiful British Columbia!
First we take the Whistler Village Gondola up to the top of Whistler, this was the first 1200m leg of our journey!
They look on with McBeth looming in the background.
We manage to get onto the Gondola with the glass floor! Check out these pillars!
Good in wind.
Looking down we see Singing Pass Trail. This trail goes from Whistler Village to Cowboy Ridge and is our route of choice from the backcountry back home.
Anyone see Lee’s ski?
View up Singing Pass with Overlord in the middle, fissile on the right.
Looking back towards Whistler.
Making good time!
Once off the Peak2Peak we get onto the red bus which runs all summer taking skiers and snowboarders from the top of Solar Coaster to the snow on Horstman Glacier.
Rob and Gary getting off the bus.
The next leg of our hike takes us up 7th Heaven chair.
This is tiring!
The top of Blackcomb gives ever inspiring views across the valley to Whistler. You can see Cheakamus Glacier, Black Tusk and Garibaldi!
we ski there!
Closer view of Flute, Symphony and Harmony with Black Tusk prominently in the back.
Summer Glacier skiing! The boarders are on this side, the skiers are over more on Horstman Glacier.
Don’t forget your sunscreen!
We start our hike down 7th Heaven. Blackcomb peak is on the left, with Disease Ridge in the forground and Fissile in the back.
Damn, we ruined this hike with some hiking!
Time to stop and take in the view and have a rest!
courtesy of Stella Artois
Time to continue back to the Peak2Peak. Nice view of Whistler valley.
Is he thining of skiing? Or Biking?
Rob and Gary make their way down with Chainsaw Ridge in the back.
hike hike hike
Back on the Peak2Peak to Whistler!
From here we make our way down to the Peak Chair. A view of Air Jordan and the Waterfall!
you tell ME where the line is!
We’re so good!
Rob and Gary at the Inukshuk.
View of Blackcomb from the top of Whistler.
Amazing country! Kinda makes you want to ski…