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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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Squamish Mountain Festival 2007

This exciting week of clinics, speakers, films, parties, comps, trail work days and more is scheduled for July 13th to the 21st. For up-to-date information including a speakers list see www.squamishmountainfestival.com.

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The Land Conservancy of British Columbia (TLC)

Many of you will have heard about the TLC in the context of the most recent Skaha initiative or know of them from their pivotal involvement in the Gondola saga in Squamish (they secured the gravel pit land against future similar development). Because of the great work

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SAS Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of the Squamish Access Society will be held on June 3rd, 2007. This will be our first AGM. It will take place at 5pm in the Garibaldi Room at the Howe Sound Inn and Brewing Co, 37801 Cleveland Ave. Squamish. See you there!

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Donation from MEC

The SAS would like to acknowledge Mountain Equipment Coop for their kind donation of 300 1/2″ stainless steel bolts and hangers for anchor replacement and enhancement use. The SAS will consult with the local community for opportunities to put this hardware to good use.

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Skaha Access

We urge those interested in the climbing at Skaha to get the most recent update concerning future access from the Skaha.org website, the Climbers’ Access Society of B.C. website or by emailing: info(at)access-society.ca.

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Squamish Valley Trail

The SAS has been asked to participate on the District of Squamish Select Committee for the Corridor Trail, which will oversee the development of a planned 11 kilometre multi-use trail running roughly parallel to Highway 99 from The Chief to the Depot Road area. The trail will

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Mountaineers’ Soiree

On December 16th, 2006 at Whistler the SAS participated in the annual Mountaineers’ Soiree hosted by the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides and presented by ARC’TERYX. The evening’s events included a silent auction of donated goods and services by the mountain business community and an excellent slide

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LATEST NEWS

  • Recent donations and assistance
    SAS is very grateful to Varsity Outdoor Club for an extremely generous donation. Thanks also to staff at MEC headquarters who helped us raise significant funds and new membership sign-ups at the Tommy Caldwell lecture event last month. Thanks also for online donations so far in 2018...
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  • 2018 Falcon Closure
    See BC Parks closure notice here. Closed routes include Alaska Highway, The Calling, Gone Surfin’, The Ron Zalko Workout, and the Astro Ledge between the top of Alaska Highway and the bottom of Gone Surfin’....
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  • New bus service linking Squamish “south parks”
    A seasonal bus service linking the Squamish “south parks” is starting on June 16th. SAS encourages climbers to use this service if it is convenient for them, rather than driving, as parking at the Chief and Shannon Falls is very constrained in peak season....
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  • 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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