Who wants to go up Grouse?


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I am amused and pleased to have played a role in organizing a hiking trip in Vancouver involving Emily; my friend, former classmate, and former flatmate Kai; his friend Verena; and my father. Vicarious social mountain climbing – the last resort of we flatland dwellers.

Actually, the whole thing was great fun, even from 4,808km away.

[Update: 28 Mar 2008] Emily has a post on this.

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Milan March 27, 2008 at 12:31 am

Some photos from the area where they were hiking:

The tram for the ride down


Trees I

Trees II

Trees III

Playing in July snow (my friend Neal)

Emily Horn March 27, 2008 at 3:41 am

Great fun! Thank you for orchestrating it, from your thousands of KM’s away. Climbing up Grouse in the snow, in the dark, with wonderful company, is my new favorite thing. :)

Verena March 27, 2008 at 11:28 pm

It was really great – I was the leader (okay…..I was the slowest, so I had to go first ;-)) but I enjoyed it very much! I hope Emily and I will drink coffee at UBC soon! Your father is probably the best guide for the mountains you can find! And: wonderful hot soup at the end!

Kai March 27, 2008 at 11:45 pm

I second Emily and Verena – a great Vancouver-esque experience with spectacular views of the city and the wilderness surrounding it!

Thanks, Blobster, for masterminding it and for pulling the organizational strings in the background – Kissinger couldn’t have done it any better!

Kai “Are we there yet?” Hebel

. December 5, 2010 at 10:04 pm
oleh December 6, 2010 at 11:33 am


In the future, if any of your friends are visiting Vancouver, I would be pleased to take them on a hike up Grouse. (We can watch for the UFO’s)

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