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I live and breath in Banff National Park in the Canadian rockies, where I hike, camp, ski (downhill, x-country, touring), snowshoe, scramble and play.

I've camped in the winter in -40c, I've travelled across glaciers and mountain passes both solo and in groups, I enjoy solo camping in the backcountry, and I spent seven years in the military.

My favourite moments are being in the middle of nowhere, with nobody around me, in the middle of the night under a sheet of stars, listening to nothing other than the ringing in my ears.

Chris Lamothe on the Wapta Traverse, in Banff, Alberta


Mar
18
answered Winter Camping: How to warm up your boots in the morning?
Mar
10
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How can you navigate without a compass or GPS
Mar
10
revised What is a “fast pack” setup for a tent?
Tweaked the link to encompass more meaningful words.
Mar
7
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Mar
7
reviewed No Action Needed Where can I find if a fixed blade knives is legal to carry around in a given country?
Mar
7
reviewed No Action Needed Where can I find if a fixed blade knives is legal to carry around in a given country?
Mar
7
answered Facility to test cold weather gear in London UK
Mar
4
revised Experiences hiking with a baby: diapers
Fixed formatting of list.
Mar
4
comment Experiences hiking with a baby: backpacks
Make sure there's a mechanism for a water bladder. My Kealty II lacks it, I had to rig something and it's less than ideal. THe plus side, my kid loves drinking from a water bladder.
Mar
4
answered Experiences hiking with a baby: diapers
Mar
4
comment When do small waterfalls get significant freezing
Came in to say the same thing, most ice climbs where I live are from wet surfaces that freeze over, very rarely are they on waterfalls of any significance, and if so then usually on a surface nearby that catches the water vapour.
Feb
13
comment Do folding cross country skis exist?
FYI, that Mountain Approach ski has skins permanently attached to the bottom, so they have no downhill glide whatsoever. It's more of a sliding snowshoe than a ski.
Feb
12
comment Are folding poles suitable for cross-country skiing?
AFter giving this question more thought I realized that unless you could collapse your skis then there's little advantage to having collapsible poles. For hiking the poles are the longest thing, for split-boarding you want the poles out of the way, but for cross-country, you're still going to always have those long skis.
Feb
11
answered Are folding poles suitable for cross-country skiing?
Feb
4
comment How to create campfire which will burn overnight?
Hard wood (maple, oak, walnut, etc.) will burn longer than soft wood (pine, etc.).
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Jan
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reviewed Reject suggested edit on Is there an accepted way to self-belay yourself on top rope?