Author archive for Orvel Miskiw

  • Comfort and Peril in Winter Camping

    Thirteen years has passed since the death of 2 ski campers in a snow shelter on the Wapta Icefield in…

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  • Tech Tips: Cold Hands Part 2: Cold Hand? Cold Finger?

    Occasionally while climbing ice, skiing, snow shoeing, etc., you may be plagued by one hand that just won’t warm up.…

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  • Tech Tips: Cold Hands Pt. 1

    Do you get cold hands in the winter mornings? — either hiking in to a climb, or skiing, or do…

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  • Getting a Grip

    Rope handling is one of the most basic groups of operations in climbing, as we use ropes everywhere for their…

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  • 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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