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Squamish Mountain Festival 2010

The dates for the 2010 Squamish Mountain Festival have been set.  The fun this year happens between July 14th and 18th.  A temporary site has been set up here, with links to clips and beta from last year’s festival.  Confirmed speakers for 2010 include none other than

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Garibaldi at Squamish – Community Meeting

Want to learn more about the impacts of the proposed Garibaldi at Squamish all-season ski resort? Do you have concerns about how this development will affect Squamish? Don’t feel like you really know what this project is all about? Then go to the Community Meeting hosted by

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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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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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