Alpine Initiatives

*AI engages the snow sports community in sustainable initiatives that connect people and planet.

Designing the Spearhead Hut Project

People,  Self Started Initiatives & Fundraising,  Snow & Mountains

Jun

20

2014

The Spearhead traverse is a spectacular mountain route that connects the Whistler and Blackcomb backcountry through the Spearhead and Fitzsimmons ranges in Garibaldi Provincial Park. The Spearhead Huts Project, an initiative to build three new alpine huts along the Spearhead range that would offer a hut-to-hut traverse experience for numerous backcountry user groups, is underway.

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The Cost of Exploration: The Deadly Impacts of Climbing on Everest

People,  News,  Thoughts & Reflections

Jun

12

2014

The sherpa saying among Everest guides is, “We service the needs of many who come to claim Everest as their own.” If sherpas continue to serve the needs of Westerners above their own needs and the needs of the mountain, Everest will surely collapse under the weight of its tourism. We need to find a way to foster a symbiotic relationship between guests, guides, and the mountain.

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