Whistler in a week.

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It started with a relaxing bus ride through the mountains, going oooooh and ahhhhhhh at the scenic beauty. Arrived too early again so had to find refreshments, expensive or what, we soon realised we would not be eating out here. Could only just afford to make our own sandwiches and buy bagals for breakfast.

Whistler creek and village is a bit like center parks for the rich, loads of cycling, running, skiing, canooing, and dog walking. All while wearing the latest fashions (apparently). Caz claims she has never seen so many good looking people anddogs in her life.

We decided that we could do anything we liked here as long as it was free. Luckily there are loads of trails to walk and cycle around which took up most of our first 3 days. The weather was hot and the mossies were biting hard.

top of balchcombe glacier
 Then we decided to do something exciting and go up to the top of Blackcomb glacier on a hiking tour. We got up early and low and behold the rain had set in and hasn't stopped since, just like home but twice the price.

Unlike home a bit of rain doesn't stop anything here. We went up the moutain with a great guide, who got us kitted out with crampons and ice axes and lead us on a traverse of the horstman glacier (the photos don't do it justice, it was much steaper than it looks) Then on to the assent of blackcomb glacier to the peak 2440 meters high. (we only climbed the last 130 meters, more than enough) Had a picnic at the top and came back down. On the way down in the chair lift Caz saw her first wild black bear and was really excited (I missed it due to poor visability and good camoflage)

Off to Vancouver island tomorrow to see an old friend of Caz's. Hope to see lots more wildlife and will try to get photos this time.

 

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lost lake
lost lake
top of balchcombe glacier
top of balchcombe glacier
Whistler express
Whistler express
horstman glacier
horstman glacier
a long way down
a long way down
97 km (60 miles) traveled
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photo by: alitoronto