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bio website furtivecode.com
location Banff, Canada
age 38
visits member for 2 years, 7 months
seen Aug 9 at 17:16

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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revised In Canada, does a frontcountry campground kitchen shelter typically include a freezer?
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27
revised Group Trips: 1 Large cook group or smaller cook groups of 3 or 4?
added missing pronoun, improved legibility.
Apr
26
revised In Canada, does a frontcountry campground kitchen shelter typically include a freezer?
Changed "walk-in campgrounds" to "walk-in campsites"
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revised How to get started skiing?
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Mar
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revised What is a “fast pack” setup for a tent?
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Mar
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revised Experiences hiking with a baby: diapers
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Dec
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revised Beginner Ski Touring - Avalanche Terrain
Added links, improved some formatting. More details to come.
Mar
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revised How can you prevent kids getting lost at night while camping?
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revised How can you prevent kids getting lost at night while camping?
added 10 characters in body
Feb
18
revised What qualities to look for in a good emergency whistle?
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Feb
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revised How to store fuel tablets for travel
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Feb
5
revised If I have to cross an icy, flowing river, what are some ways I can cross safely?
Fixed grammar.
Feb
5
revised Should a hiker be concerned about wolves in the back-country?
Added additional sources and changed order of paragraphs.