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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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K2 Show at the Brew Pub

Canadian climber, Don Bowie, will be presenting a multimedia show on his successful climbing expedition to K2.  At 28,253ft above sea level, K2 is located in Northern Pakistan and is the world’s second highest peak. It is widely considered to be the hardest and most dangerous mountain

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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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2009 Squamish Mountain Festival

Greetings Squamish Climbers! The 2009 Squamish Mountain Festival is upon us!  Check out the great line up of events which start this Wednesday August 12th.  There is an amazing line up of speakers and the week is chock full of clinics, films, parties and more. A reminder

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Squamish Climbing Strategy Report

The SAS is both pleased and proud to announce the release of the Squamish Climbing Strategy Report [PDF, 3.1MB].  We’ve been working for some time towards creating a roadmap for a strategic approach to ensure the sustainability of the Squamish climbing experience, both for climbers of today

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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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