Sonnie Trotter: find an edge.. even if I don’t get my feet off the ground, I just hang there until I get pumped for about 25 seconds.. I just try to stress my fingertips..

An evening with Sonnie Trotter, where he shared his passion for high and wild places. Trotter talked about his background, how he got started, where some if his favorite places to climb are and what he’s been up to most recently. With recent first ascent in Squamish, the Canadian Rockies and a first repeat of the notorious Prophet on El Cap, it was quite a thrilling night.

Trotter is an ACC member and climbing guide living in Squamish BC, but is currently on the road in the great south west with his wife Lydia. Rock and Ice calls Trotter one of the greatest free climbers in North America. You can read more about Sonnie at:

Evening on the Canada Line

Evening on the Canada Line – Waterfront Station – me & the gents..

The Lamar Transit Advertising team: Dan Maure (Sales Manager), Byron Montgomery (General Manager), Iwona Erskine-Kellie (Lead Production Coordinator), and Jay Sharpe (BC Operations Manager) was invited to participate in the Canada Line pre-opening reception last Thursday August 13th 2009.

The new Canada Line was officially launched today, months ahead of schedule and under budget at a cost of $2 billion. The new Canada Line skytrain will connect downtown Vancouver and YVR International Airport in Richmond. The ride from downtown Vancouver to the YVR is expected to take 25 minutes. It is also expected that Canada Line will help to relieve traffic congestion during the 2010 Vancouver Games in February.

The service will officially start today, August 17, and will be free to use 1-9 PM PST. Regular fares will apply starting Tuesday. Celebrations are scheduled at new skytrain stations. City officials will be in attendance.

More photos from the Evening on the Canada line can be found on my Flickr.

2009 Illuminate Yaletown

A free, and first, winter party in Yaletown featuring contemporary light installations.

instructions on how to play with snow

Iwona at Dog Mt Trail

Originally uploaded by 0utdoorsgirl

My instructions on how to leave a facial imprint in the snow!

Snow in Vancouver

Hey winter! Welcome to Kitsilano, welcome to my street.. This is real winter, and it finally arrived in Vancouver! I only hope that the snow will stay till Christmas.. one can be dreaming, right? It is Vancouver after all.. but I am enjoying it while it last! And, it looks like others enjoy it also!

SkyTrain Canada Line station

SkyTrain Canada Line station @ King Edward Avenue and Cambie Street. Still under construction, Vancouver’s new SkyTrain line, and I got the first hand look at the nearly finished Brodway/Cambie and King Edward stations.

P2P Outdoor Art Videos: Scotland and Vancouver

Well.. I did not bring any popcorn, or beer, or wine, or even cheese, to the Upgrade! Vancouver Video Art event. However, the open studios atmosphere, which I’ve been missing since I left Banff few years ago, was still all around the back alley on East 1ST and Main in Vancouver…