Tag Archives: St. John’s

Loca-venturing: Snowshoeing the Old DND Fence in Pippy Park

Local = adjective: belonging or relating to a particular area or neighbourhood Adventuring = verb: engage in hazardous and exciting activity, esp. the exploration of unknown territory. Loca-Venturing = verb: combination of local + adventuring To explore unknown territory in … Continue reading

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Signal Hill Seven Times

A quick edit on some training footage-I was trying out the “audio” back on the Go Pro and some different angles and shots off using the ski pole mount. A lovely day to be out on the hill.

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What Mountains Teach us About Citizenship: A Tedx Talk

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Snow Day 6 a.k.a. How I cleared the Back Door

Sometimes mountain skills come in handy in the urban setting…when we couldn’t get out the back door off the kitchen, what’s a climber to do?  Climb…here’s a bit of Go Pro fun from yesterday snow day…now that the power is … Continue reading

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I am the Tow Truck

One morning when I was training for a climb, a guy in a truck roared up and said, “do you want me to call you a tow truck?”  I wasn’t quick enough that morning mentally because about half way up … Continue reading

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YYT Adventure #1

What do you do after you’ve been cooped up too long because of a snow storm…go out and play in it, of course. An urban adventure all within walking reach of home, the first in a series of more to … Continue reading

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Republic of Snow (a.k.a. Snow Day 3)

The third in a series of “snow day” movies.  Always fun to be out in a storm and see what the helmet cam can do.  Today was climbing seven of the steepest hills in the downtown St. John’s.

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Every Moment is New

We woke up yesterday and looked up towards Signal Hill and noticed a strange new cross looking item plastered to the side of the hill. We knew it was new and knew it must not have been there long and … Continue reading

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Visual Soliloquy #403: Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today…

Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself. –Rumi

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Snow Day II

Five days out from departure for Antarctica and you get a snow day…improvise!  Building on last year’s snow day video, here’s the sequel! Here’s the original:

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Lady Bird-Inaugural Flight

Another beautiful spring day here in St. John’s allowed me to take my new Alpacka pack raft out for its first test paddle on Long Pond and inlet creek.  Getting into the boat is like getting a hug and it … Continue reading

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Be A Super Hero in the Drop Zone

Easter Seals of Newfoundland and Labrador is doing an exciting fund-raiser this summer called “Drop Zone.” They approached me, as your local neighbourhood adventurer and climber, to see if I could recruit some participants for the event. As an adventurous … Continue reading

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Snow Day: Skiing Downtown St. John’s

My latest helmet cam adventure…Skiing Downtown St. John’s on a snow day! The conditions were quite good except for where the snow plows had been!

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Visual Soliloquy #52 Leaving home in a sense involves a kind of second birth…

Leaving home in a sense involves a kind of second birth in which we give birth to ourselves. –Robert Neelly Bellah

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