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bio website furtivecode.com
location Banff, Canada
age 38
visits member for 2 years, 9 months
seen Oct 16 at 22:32

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


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answered How long is an activated charcoal filter good for after initial use?
Jun
16
answered What Canadian national/provincial/territorial parks permit random backcountry camping, if any?
Jun
16
answered How do I determine if a tent can handle strong wind?
Jun
16
answered Thunderstorms in the Canadian Rockies in September?
Jun
16
answered Is there a Canadian equivalent to Forestry Rangers
May
8
answered How to dry Gore-Tex boots in the field
Apr
30
answered Why is a “Czech bed roll” called this? History, uses?
Apr
26
answered What routes in the Canadian Rockies have minimum group sizes (and where can I find about those)?
Apr
26
answered When (if ever) do backcountry campsites in the major Canadian national parks in the Rocky Mountains grow quiet?
Apr
26
answered Group Trips: 1 Large cook group or smaller cook groups of 3 or 4?
Apr
26
answered In Canada, does a frontcountry campground kitchen shelter typically include a freezer?
Jan
1
answered Hauling a pack during climbing
Dec
24
answered What shoes to wear while climbing monolithic granite rocks?
Dec
22
answered Has anyone tried making their own make-shift Hydrapack?
Dec
22
answered Walking through a Thigh-high snow
Dec
18
answered Where should a band be tied to stop bleeding from wound?
Oct
28
answered Minimal northwest mountain camping with emerg. bivvy and tarp?
Aug
24
answered How to prepare for and survive wildfire?
Aug
4
answered How to find new poles for old tent?
Aug
4
answered What collapsible or compact skis should I get for communiting?