On behalf of the board and our members, the FMCBC extends its sincere condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Tim Jones who passed away this month.
Tim was an outstanding individual who was selfless in his efforts to save the lives of those who were in distress in the North Shore Mountains. His tireless commitment to the rescue of so many individuals, who were out enjoying the great outdoors, was unparalleled.
Tim and his enormous contributions will be sorely missed, but he will be remembered by the hundreds he helped, and by the thousands who knew he was there to help them if they needed him. His legacy will continue with the dedicated volunteers he worked with and mentored over so many years.
Two separate legacy funds have been established to recognize Tim Jones' contribution to both the search and rescue community and BC's ambulance service. if you are interested in contributing to one of these funds you can click here to make a donation which will go towards supporting North Shore Search and Rescue or click here to make a donation which will go towards offering tuition support for students pursing Advanced Care Paramedicine or Search and Rescue at the Justice Institute of BC.
FMCBC Submits Comments on the Garibaldi at Squamish Resort Proposal
The FMCBC Southwest BC Recreation and Conservation Committee submitted a letter this month to Chris Hamilton, Executive Project Director at the Environmental Assessment Office to express concerns regarding the proposed Garibaldi at Squamish Resort and its potential impact on non-motorized backcountry recreation. The public comment period has now closed, but you can view comments submitted by the public here.
IN THE NEWS
Alpine A-list on deck at Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival - Vancouver Sun, January 27, 2014
UBC students voting on Whistler Lodge future - Pique Newsmagazine, January 26, 2014
Vedder Mountain Vandalism - Pink Bike, January 26, 2014
Remembering Tim Jones - North Shore News, January 25, 2014
MEC to match Tim Jones Memorial Funds - Vancouver Sun, January 24, 2014
North Shore rescuers lobby for backcountry cameras - Vancouver Sun, January 15, 2014
Province seeking feedback on Garibaldi at Squamish resort proposal - Pique Newsmagazine, January 2, 2014
Engineer creates pole baskets - Vancouver Sun, January 25, 2014
Do we really need a grizzly bear hunt in BC? - The Parksville Qualicum Beach News, January 21, 2014
The FMCBC Annual General Meeting will be hosted by the Kootenay Mountaineering Club in Castlegar this year over the June 6-8th weekend. The weekend activities include:
- Meet & Greet BBQ on Friday night hosted by the KMC
- AGM on Saturday from 10am - 3pm
- Orienteering event hosted by the KMC on Saturday afternoon
- Dinner at The Element on Saturday evening
- Presentation by Dave Quinn on Saturday evening at the old Castlegar Theatre
- Group hikes led by the KMC on Sunday morning
If you are interested in joining us for all or some of these activities, please contact us for more information and to register.
Switzerland’s Countryside - 14 day hiking tour - one hotel change only – June and September departure – minimum 10 participants – up to 4 hours hiking daily.
Highlights: St.Gallen Abbey Library, Ruetli Meadow, Mt.Titlis, Engelberg, Kleine Scheidegg, Lucerne, Cooking class, E-biking. Contact: Yvonne – Prime Travel, T: 604-925-1212/1-877-925-1212.
Vancouver International Film Festival starts February 7th and runs until February 15th. Click here to view the program. If you'd like to bring the best of the fest to your community you can apply to be a host.
Click here to view the Fall/Winter 2013 issue of Cloudburst!
Visit the Canadian Avalanche Centre
for current conditions and bulletins
Visit Bivouac via the FMCBC website
to report Off Road Vehicle infractions
Visit Canada Helps
to make a donation to the FMCBC - All donations go towards our Member Club Grant Program
The FMCBC is always looking for volunteers. Click here
to find out how you can get involved.
As always the FMCBC would like to thank Mountain Equipment Co-op
for supporting the FMCBC through their generous contribution of office space from which to base our administration.
The mission of the FMCBC is to advocate for safe, self-propelled activities (such as hiking, mountaineering, backcountry skiing, snowshoeing, trail running and other backcountry activities) and the protection of BC's backcountry for current and future generations to experience.