Big terrain, big skies, glaciers, wind and fire. Five women on a remote six-day traverse through BC’s Coast Mountains confirm that this is where they belong.
“On-sighting new terrain is a huge challenge, but feeling at home in the mountains and having a great weather window gave us the opportunity to complete the route with no problems.”
“Words have always been my fascination. Entire weekends, school assemblies, fire drills; I’ve read through them all. As a kid, locking diaries and notebooks were constant companions. I filled them with stories and pages out of my imagination.”
“As an Arc’teryx photographer, planning trips is one of my favourite parts of what I do. I love conspiring adventures. Fact is – I’d do it anyway. I’d go on that adventure with or without the work assignment. The photo or video assignment merely provides the focus while the deliverables outline the challenge.”
“The hardest part of our trip was the return. Being in the mountains for a week life was so simple, the tranquility was fulfilling and nothing else really mattered. I felt so grounded, centered and balanced. We came back to the real world on a beautiful Sunday afternoon to downtown Vancouver. During the trip I had forgotten about the noise of the city, the overwhelming quantity of visual stimulus and the people…people everywhere.”
The Product Line Manager:
“Not all of us had spent much time together outside of work, but we all spend a good amount of time in the mountains. Our combined experience in the outdoors helped us worked together and this was the first time we were truly reliant on each other.”