March 2012


Duncan Boulders and Samsun Narrows

for Duncan Boulders

written by Eric Goodwin

The landowner who has graciously allowed access to Duncan Boulders and
Samsun Narrows from Genoa Bay Rd. is no longer allowing access across
their private land. The CASBC hopes that you respect the wishes of the
landowners, and do not trespass.

The landowners' concerns include dogs spooking their cattle (Samsun),
trash being left at the boulders (including a "fixed" gymnastics mat)
and erosion where the loop trail crosses a creek.

The owner mentioned that an alternative access to the boulders might
be possible across municipal forest land. The CASBC is investigating
alternative access to the boulders, but Samsun narrows is now
accessible only by boat.

Logging of Stillwater Bluffs

for Stillwater bluffs [issues]

written by Peter Winter

Timberlands is proposing logging in and around the Stillwater Bluffs climbing area. While it seems access to the bluffs will be maintained, you can add your voice to prevent the logging.

January 2012



written by Peter Winter

The 15th annual Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival launches on February 10th. CASBC members have a chance to win tickets to VIMFF 2012 events! To enter the draw, members can simply sign up for our newsletter until Sunday February 5th at noon. The more participants, the more prizes we will have, so don't be shy to share the news! Additionally, anyone who subscribes to the newsletter will also be emailed an online discount code for $15 tickets - that's 25% off the door price - so everyone wins! (discount code for online purchases only, draw winners and discount code to be emailed out afternoon of Feb 5)

To enter into the draw, head over to our newsletter page, sign up, and you're done!

Then check out the rest of our brand-new website and preview the amazing program of events we are proud to present. Featuring extreme mountain biking, base jumping, wild climbing adventures, water action, snow sports, mountaineering, and a host of other adventure-themed films and speaker topics, there is sure to be something to thrill you at this year's VIMFF!

Buy tickets online at our website or by phone at 604-984-4484.

For more updates on VIMFF and what's showing you can follow us on Twitter and Facebook

The VIMFF Team

December 2011


Hunting Ban Proposal - Gimli

for Valhalla Provincial Park - Gimli Peak

written by Peter Winter

Currently hunting is allowed around Gimli Peak in Valhalla Provincial Park. This has created some conflicts between climbers and hunters. One case that reportedly involved a shooting of a mountain goat close to some climbers.
However, there is a proposal to ban hunting in the Mulvey Basin/Gimli Area but the deadline for comments on this proposal is on Friday Dec 9. The following URL provides a chance to make comments on-line. The process is not simple but please take the time to create and receive an account and then fill in the comment form.

Annual General Meeting

written by Peter Winter

Our AGM will be held on Sunday, December 11th at 7pm. Location: Sea to Sky Hotel in Squamish.

Agenda: Election of Directors, Squamish Gondola, Bolt Fund, First Nations land purchase plus more.

Will Stanhope slideshow about his recent ascent of The Prophet in Yosemite.

Lots of prizes and some snacks and drink.

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