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…heading for Whirlwind Peak instead.

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Photo: Alex Gorham

Photo: Alex Gorham

Last year the mountains around Squamish and Whistler felt too big and intimidating to venture into much further than the ski area boundary. I didn’t want to get caught in an avalanche and didn’t know how to avoid it, or how to know if I was avoiding it or not. As with all these things, one step at a time.

(Taking a course helps.)

Photo: Alex Gorham

Photo: Alex Gorham

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Photo: Alex Gorham

Photo: Alex Gorham

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Now we push our way into new valleys and over new ridges slowly and cautiously, feeling like pioneers and glowing with our discoveries.

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Sometimes I miss what I think of as my Scottish roots, and my familiarity with some of the mountains there. I think about jumping the BC ship. But you have to let yourself get into a place to allow it into you. The further we nudge our little boundaries outwards, the more we see just beyond and note down to explore next time.

Photo: Alex Gorham

Photo: Alex Gorham

Jen Randall