Wednesday, June 12, 2024
June 12, 2024

Adventurers to Recount 80 Km Traverse Across Vancouver Island

Anyone yearning for “live and in-person” tales of adventure can enjoy a presentation Thursday night called “Sea to Sky: a 10-day ski mountaineering traverse of Vancouver Island”.

Stefan Gessinger presents stories, slides, and video footage of his 80-km traverse from Carey Lakes (Comox Lake neighborhood) to Herbert Inlet north of Tofino with Mitch Baynes and Jonathan Skinnider.

The event, hosted by the Salt Spring Island Public Library and Salt Spring Trail and Nature Club, is at Mar. 17, 7 p.m. at the library. It is free but advanced registration is required by emailing

The adventurers travelled Cumberland’s logging roads across the beautiful and rugged landscape of southern Strathcona Park down to the beach at the end of a remote, west coast inlet.

Vancouver Island’s large snowpack transforms the island alpine into a seasonal ice field throughout the winter and spring. Steep, forested and low elevation access guards the higher elevation deep snow cover which with careful route finding can connect well via ridges, glaciers, summits and gullies.

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