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VIMFF Best of the Fest in Squamish – March 25 – Brew Pub

Check out the films at the Howe Sound Brew Pub on Thursday, March 25, doors at 7pm , show at 8pm.  Tickets are available on-line at www.vimff.org (tour page) or in Squamish at Valhalla Pure and Climb On.  Tickets are $12 advance and $14 at the door.

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Sea-to-Sky Highway Update

The following email from the Sea-to-Sky Improvement was released with information about traveling Hwy 99: This bulletin is being sent to you whether you are a regular user of the Sea-to-Sky highway or an occasional participant in public consultation meetings over the past few years.  We have

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Climbing Strategy Report Presented to District of Squamish

The Squamish Climbing Strategy report of November 2008 was presented to Squamish Council on November 24th by Kevin McLane and Todd Gerhart for the SAS. The 30 minute slide show highlighting key aspects of the report’s findings and recommendations was very well received.  This resulted in Council

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Route Cleaning Alert

Due to some very close calls over the last few months, route cleaning (in particular on the Chief) has become a matter of deep concern for the SAS and BC parks.  There have been instances of intentionally trundled debris coming very close to hitting people at the

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Climbers’ Advisory Group Up & Running

The CRAG is a group of climbers who comprise a committee to represent the greater Squamish climbing public in assisting BC Parks and possibly other agencies in policy regarding management of climbs and climbing affairs. It was established in late 2009 under coordination by the Squamish Access

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Squamish Official Community Plan – Climbers Input Needed

There are two open houses in Squamish this week to solicit input from the community on the 1st draft of the Official Community Plan. The Official Community Plan will become a bylaw which guides policy direction for Squamish on future development and decisions regarding growth, planning, land

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Squamish Mountain Festival 2009

The dates for this year’s festival are August 12th to the 16th.  It promises to be another fantastic time of climbing, parties, clinics, slideshows and more. The presenters this year are Will Stanhope, Peter Croft, Lauren Lee, Audrey Gariepy, Ines Papert, Ian Parnell and Simon Yates. There

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Proposed Ski Resort: Garibaldi at Squamish

In the fall of 2007 the Squamish Access Society participated in a meeting between representatives of various mountain and backcountry groups and the proponent of the Garibaldi at Squamish Development (a resort near Brohm Ridge reaching down to Highway 99 and embracing the landscape near both Brohm

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Proposed Ski & Golf Resort: Garibaldi at Squamish

The Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) has released extensive plans regarding an application for a ski resort on Brohm Ridge. Proposed development will extend from Brohm Ridge to the highway and will include areas close to and around both Brohm and Cat Lakes. Further information is available at

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LATEST NEWS

  • 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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  • Chek and Cat Lake logging from April 2017
    Do you climb at Chek Canyon and at Cat Lake? You should be aware of a number of industrial activities that are occurring on the Conroy FSR and Culiliton Creek FSR this spring. Areas above Chek Canyon recreation site on the Conroy FSR and along the Culliton...
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  • 2016 Annual Report
    Following on from January’s AGM, the society is making available its 2016 Annual report....
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