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Skaha Access Secured!

We are very pleased to be able to report that permanent access to Skaha bluffs has been secured. Thanks to everyone who contributed to the drive to come up with the necessary funds for the purchase of the lands critical to arriving at a long term solution.

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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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Squamish Access Society Tool Chest

With the help of Rona, Climb On and Mountain Equipment Co-op, the SAS has been able to create a significant tool chest for use on trail days. The spades, cutters, pick-axes, etc… are housed at Climb-On and are available for crag/crag trail maintenance upon request and approval

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Reel Rock Tour

On September 1, 2007, Squamish hosted the premier of this year’s Reel Rock Tour. Tommy Caldwell presented slides and footage of his climbing feats in Yosemite, and the film “King Lines” featuring Chris Sharma, and an out-take of “Committed” (about bold British trad lines) were shown. A

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Skaha Update

The following press release refers to an extension granted to the fund raising initiative around Skaha Bluffs: Purchase deadline extended to January 15, 2008 to support funding partners… Due to the complex nature of the funding negotiations for this purchase TLC asked for and received an extension

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Squamish Mountain Festival a Huge Success!

The festival, held from July 13th to the 21st, 2007 was a big success thanks to the many sponsors, volunteers and climbers who supported the week long line up of events. Fun was had by all and the organizers were able to collect a whopping $14,000 for

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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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Neil Bennett: Pivotal Founding Board Member

Neil Bennett, who was one of the founding directors of the SAS, has resigned his post in order to further pursue his survey company’s work. As a founding member of the board, Neil was pivotal in creating the early momentum which brought the SAS into existence. His

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Squamish Mountain Festival

The Squamish Mountain Festival 2007 is almost here! This promises to be an incredible time for all those who love Squamish, its crags, boulders and mountain environs. It will be held between the 13th and 21st of July, 2007. Check out the names of some of the

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Skaha

Worth noting are the developments at our sister crag Skaha. Many of you will have been kept informed by regular CASBC updates regarding a funding drive to ensure future access is secured. Mountain Equipment Coop has generously announced its largest land acquisition grant ever of $250,000, along

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LATEST NEWS

  • SAS VP Brian Moorhead is BC Parks Volunteer of the Year
    BC Parks have recognised Squamish Access Society vice-president Brian Moorhead as their 2017 “Volunteer of the Year“. Along with society secretary, Todd Gerhart, Brian is one of the two members of SAS’s board who have served since the society’s inception. Brian’s award primarily recognises his work at...
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  • 2018 letter to Dos re summer camping
    Squamish Access Society often finds itself caught between the legitimate desire of summer visitors to camp close to the climbing and the equally legitimate concerns of residents about the locations some campers are choosing. We would like to see government agencies adopt a coordinated proactive strategy that...
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  • SAS joins FMCBC
    SAS has joined the Federation of Mountain Clubs of BC as an associate member. There are several reasons....
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  • Follow-up submission to DoS re west of river access
    The following letter was sent to the District of Squamish as a submission to council’s second reading of the 2040 Official Community Plan. ——————————————————————————– “At a board meeting of Squamish Access Society on 18th February, the board voted to continue engagement with the District on the topic...
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