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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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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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2017 Report

Following on from January’s AGM, the society is making available its 2017 Annual report.

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New SAS directors

Squamish Access Society is delighted to welcome two new directors, elected at the AGM. Jack Fieldhouse needs little introduction to most Squamish climbers. He grew up here and has been one of the most prolific developers of new boulder problems over the last two decades. More recently

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AGM 2018

The society’s annual general meeting for 2018 will take place at 7pm on Sunday 28th January in the Garibaldi room at the Howe Sound Brewpub, Squamish. The agenda will be as follows: 1) Call to Order 2) Motion to accept last year’s minutes 3) Treasurer’s Report 4)

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Recent donations

Many thanks to the following who have made generous donations to SAS over the last month: ACC Vancouver Mark Olsthoorn

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Murrin Park loop trail video

The Murrin loop trail has been SAS’s largest trail project of the last few years, led by the tireless Brian Moorhead and aided by many volunteer groups. Outdoor Vancouver recently made a short video about hiking the loop trail. We are very grateful to Karl Woll from

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Chek campground update

FLNRO have advised us that work on the Chek campground expansion will resume on Monday 23rd October. The main location will be the lower parking lot. There will be some blasting, so the road will need to be closed temporarily at times. Separately FLNRO have confirmed that

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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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  • 2019 Falcon Closure
    See BC Parks closure notice here. Closed routes include upper parts of Planet Caravan and Warriors of the Wasteland (above pitch 4 on Planet Caravan and above pitch 3 on Warriors of the Wasteland).   UPDATE: closure was lifted on 1 August...
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  • definitive map of Murrin Loop trail system
    SAS is pleased to share a definitive map of the Murrin Loop Trail system. The trail is rapidly becoming one of Squamish’s favourite hikes, and, of course, links the growing number of developed cliffs in the area. Brian Moorhead’s work on the trail over many years was described...
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