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Malamute Update

Negotiations continue about the future of the upper Malamute, albeit at a somewhat more drawn-out pace than anyone has expected. We’ve been encouraged by what we have heard that a solution in the best interests to recreationalists is potentially achievable. The fact remains that the land is

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Malamute Update

As mentioned in our previous update below, the District of Squamish enlisted a consultancy firm to assess the actual number of trees that had been felled on the Malamute in contravention to a site alteration bylaw. This would lay down part of the factual groundwork to move

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Malamute Update

Many of you have been following developments on our website regarding the Malamute. Since the clear cutting occurred during the last week of March, the SAS has been busy working on this issue, meeting with the Ministry of Transportation, the District, and several other stakeholders as well

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The Malamute: Squamish Access Society Statement

The Squamish Access Society, representing the climbing community, unequivocally condemns the recent illegal logging on the Malamute. Although the land is privately owned, it is well known to hold values of immense public interest to climbers internationally, and to the greater Squamish public. The clearcutting of this

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District of Squamish Press Release re. the Malamute

Squamish, BC – On Friday, March 30, 2007, District staff were made aware of logging/clear cutting activity on the section of property along Highway 99 across from the Stawamus Chief called ‘the Malamute’. The District of Squamish has determined that the activity is an offence under the

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Malamute Logged!

The following information was emailed to SAS members on March 30, 2007. During this past week, in the matter of only a day or two, the private land comprising the majority of the top of the malamute was clear-cut. The SAS is collecting as much information as

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Access to The Malamute

Although climbers have been active on the Malamute for over 40 years, it presents climbers today with the most high profile and complex access situation in the entire region. The Malamute can be considered as two separate areas; upper and lower, each with a different set of

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LATEST NEWS

  • Statement regarding Murrin land transfer
    In light of recent media attention, and after consultation with the District of Squamish and the Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, the board members of the Squamish Access Society (“SAS”) would like to make a public statement about SAS’s position on land transfers from the Crown...
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  • 2019 Anchor replacement program
    The following anchors were replaced in 2019: Murrin Pet Wall area – Captive eye steel lower off biners added to: Audience with the Emperor 5.11c Elastic Man 5.11b Pleasant Pheasent 5.11a Food Frenzy 5.11b The Burglar (lakeside wall) 5.10c Lakeside Wall  Bachelor Life Memorial Arete  5.9 –...
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  • Chek film shoot 7th – 30th August
    SAS has been asked to share the following statement: “Starting in the second week of August, a film company will be preparing for filming on Conroy FSR at Cheakamus Canyon. The area they are applying to occupy is north of the main parking lot.  They are in...
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  • Uncertain future for Murrin
    The BC provincial government is in the process of transferring several crown land parcels to Squamish Nation as part of the Squamish Nation’s agreement with Woodfibre LNG. An agreement between the parties was reached in March 2019. In May 2019, SAS learned that one of the land...
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