Travelblips

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Archive for October, 2009

31 Oct

Escalating numbers

Today was the first day of my ongoing circumnavigations of Canada – I was heading from British Columbia to the Yukon.  I had a friend who had just bought a car in Vancouver and needed to drive it back to the Yukon. We had a false start before we really got going, taking Highway 99 […]

07 Oct

Grinding my way up the Grouse Grind

It had to be done… I’d been in Vancouver (on and off) for 5 months and I had not done the infamous Grouse Grind, Vancouver’s “Mother Nature’s stairmaster” – for the uninitiated this equates to: A trail that is a short 2.9km (1.8 miles)… …but rises 853m (2,800ft)… …and you climb up 2,830 steps (but […]

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