Author archive for Phil Tomlinson

  • Alpine Review 2017 – Trip report

    “Luc, a buddy I met through the Calgary Section of the ACC is a pretty incredible mountaineer. When he decided…

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  • Early season climbing – boom or bust

    I sort of called it a season for skiing uncharacteristically early. The result is that Phil the skier is climbing…

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  • Shades of Beauty

    A few weeks ago I organised a weekend of ice climbing. Now, as anyone who knows me is aware of…

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  • Binding Inserts – What’s the Point and How do I Install Them?

    Skis are like tires for your car. Different skis are designed for different conditions. You can go the ‘all season…

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  • Chasing Chargers – Skiing at Tunnel Creek

    Sometimes you just want to charge. Sometimes you want to bring together a super strong party of skiers so that…

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  • The Swift Creek Huts – The Best Place You’ve Never Heard Of

    This Trip Report is re-posted from my handy dandy blog. I sort of debated about writing up this trip report.…

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  • Night Terrors 1 – Ice Climbing at the Wedge Smears

    I’m of the opinion that there are skiers who climb and climbers who ski, but it’s more or less impossible…

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  • Shifty Avalanche Shovels

      Skis, bindings, ski poles, probes – what can Phil rant about next? Avalanche shovels. Yea, that’s right, I even…

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  • Probing Probes – A Purchase Prompted Parley

    Re-post from my handy dandy blog. **Updated with responses from G3 and BCA** Next up in Phil’s Winter Gear Discussion…

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  • Two Segment Poles Are Stupid

    Re-posted from my handy dandy blog. You thought I was done after ranting about skis and bindings? Nope. I’m a…

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