Posts Tagged ‘vancouver’

Hiking The Lions

Saturday, August 1st, 2009

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This morning I woke up just past the crack of dawn and headed up to hike The Lions!  The total round trip took Lisa and I 6 hours and 50 minutes, including a 45 minute break that we took sitting on top of the West Lion.  The total trek was 17km, including our actual climb up the West Lion.  It wasn’t in the books, but there was a creepy rope path/climb that took about 30 minutes to actually summit the Lion.  You can check out our GPS log on Google Maps, check out the 175 photos in my web albums, or click on the image below to check out the high-res panorama shot I stitched from the top!

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Lastly, here’s the other data logged by my GPS on the hike, logged by My Tracks.  The battery did cut out on our descent so it isn’t completely accurate.

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The Day’s Update

Sunday, December 21st, 2008

So I drove out to downtown to drop off Brit this morning, then I came back for a few hours before driving out to drop Waddell off at the movies, and Vanessa at a sledding hill.  Nate was supposed to fly home from visiting with his girlfriend and her parents up in Terrace, but the snowstorm canceled his flight in the afternoon, as well as their fallback flight later this evening!  They’re going to try and get a flight in the morning on stand-by, but it’s more likely that they’ll catch the flight around 3ish.  Just thought I’d pop out a random update.

Non-Invasive Robot Assisted Surgery

Sunday, November 30th, 2008

For the first time ever in western Canada, doctors have performed non-invasive, robot assited surgery on a patients heart.  It was the first item on the 6 o’clock news last Monday, and I’ve captured it to throw here on my blog:

Not only is this really amazing for the medical industry, but what’s really cool is that my mom is the secretary for the featured doctor on this report, Dr. Cook!

Rock Band at the Roxy

Thursday, November 6th, 2008

Fader, Greg, and their band played Rock Band in a competition this evening down at the Roxy in Vancouver!  I’m not certain how they placed – maybe if they are seeing this post they could post a comment letting us know how they did – but they certainly did rock people’s pants off!  I mean, look at their short shorts!

Also, check out a whack load of photos in my web albums.

Aerial High-Def Footage of Vancouver

Saturday, August 16th, 2008

As I mentioned in my last post, Christine Yablonka took a myself, Mark, and Greg flying this morning!  I brought along my high definition camera and recorded a whole bunch of stock footage for random things!  Below, I have edited it into a really entertaining 5 minute highlight reel of Greater Vancouver from the air!

Obviously the footage above isn’t being streamed in high def, but I do have it available so I can watch it all on my TV, or burn it in Blu-Ray soon for people and such!

The camera work was mostly done by myself, but Mark did handle it a fair bit!  The music is from an artist named “Hannah Georgas“, and the title is “All I Need”.  She surprisingly actually hasn’t been “picked up” yet – And she has a CD release party this coming Thursday… check out their myspace for more details!  I’ll be at Jack Johnson so I can’t make it – gah!

For my evening, I went mountain biking with Mark and Greg up Burke mountain!  It was awesome… and it was also my second time ever!  I did pretty well considering.  Later on I also dropped by Spencer‘s backyard band barbque thing which was pretty chill and cool.