Author archive for Orvel Miskiw

  • mountaineering gloves

    Mountaineering Gloves

      I still often see people knocking around in the mountains, cliffs, bush, and boulders with bare hands where they…

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  • False Pillars — an Ice Climbing Hazard

    A False Pillar is a ‘pillar feature’ that seems to be standing on terra firma but is actually on an…

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  • Tech Tips in 4-Wheeling Part 2

                                                       Pulleys and Knots for Hauling A pulley or two can be very handy for a vehicle extraction if anchors…

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  • Knot Testing Project, Gear Wanted

                                 Call for Donations of Knot-Testing Items Al Dunham of Campbell River, a previous Section member and keen climber, is…

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  • A Practical Ice Training Tower at Home

    I’ve heard of a few people from time to time who considered putting up some kind of tower at their…

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  • Tech Tips on 4WD Hauling: Pt. 1

    Tech Tips in 4-Wheeling Part 1: Lines and Devices for Hauling Well we’re well in to winter again and I’ve…

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  • Death by Intent: viz. Soloing

    The death of a climber soloing Cascade Falls at Christmas, 2018 was a tragedy for himself and his family, but…

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  • Super Glue for Quick (Human) Skin Repairs

    Now that we’re in to winter, a few months of damp and cold are here, and I know it’s a…

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  • Disaster on Yamnuska: A Climber Falls and His Rope Parts

    A climber was killed in late July when he fell near the top of Chockstone Corner at Yamnuska: his protection…

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  • Crossing Ice Safely, and Rescue

    Breaking through ice into water is an extremely dangerous accident, possibly even aggravated when it happens to people on skis…

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