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LETTERS AND NEWSLETTERS

 

Letter from District of Squamish confirming SAS’s advisory role, 2007
A letter from the Director of Administrative Affairs at the District of Squamish, confirming a council motion establishing SAS as their advisor on climbing matters.

SAS Letter to adm Blasetti re Hwy 99 – 2005
A letter to MOT Assistant Deputy Minister Frank Blasetti in 2005, prior to his visit to Squamish to meet with the SAS.

SAS Letter to DM Dan Doyle re Hwy 99 – 2005
A letter to MOT Deputy Minister Dan Doyle in 2005 regarding SAS concerns over the plans and ramifications of Highway 99 widening plans.

SAS Letter – Chief Boulders Filming Impacts 2005
A letter from the SAS to Vinland Productions outlining the remediation steps needed after their contentious filming activity in the Chief boulders.

SAS Letter to the Minister – Chief Gondola 2004
A letter from the SAS in 2004 to Bill Barisoff, setting out our objections to the Chief Gondola proposition.

SRA First Newsletter – 1986
The first-ever newsletter of the Squamish Rockclimbers Association, the predecessor of today’s SAS.

SRA Newsletter – 1992
Read all about the Apron Quarry affair.

LATEST NEWS

  • 2017 Falcon Closure
    Effective Immediately – Falcon Closure. BC Parks staff and climber volunteer attempts have been attempting to locate the falcon nest in the Squamish Buttress/ Apron/ South Gully area this week. Their work along with additional climber reports (Thanks guys!) indicate that falcons have nested in the Lower...
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  • 2017 Climbing Season update: camping, parking and other issues
    There are several changes that are happening in and around Squamish for the 2017 Climbing Season, particularly with regard to camping and parking. Below we (the Squamish Access Society, SAS) breakdown the general issues (#vanlife, “wild” camping and parking) as well as updates to specific climbing areas....
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  • Mt Habrich via ferrata proposal
    Squamish Access Society learned recently of a proposal to build a Via Ferrata (“VF”) on Mt Habrich. The proponent is Stanley Yntema, a self-described “community organiser” based in Surrey, BC. Mr Yntema is not well-known to the Squamish climbing and mountaineering community and has not sought feedback...
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  • Smoke Bluffs management plan completed
    On 21st March Squamish council voted to adopt a new Management Plan for the Smoke Bluffs Park. Squamish Access Society took a lead role in the development of this plan over the last two years through its representation on the Smoke Bluffs Park Advisory Committee (“SBPAC”). SAS...
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